Recommended Websites

GENERAL:

How to Evaluate Web Resources: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/evaluating-web-resources/

About.com, Knowledge and Instruction on a wide range of topics:  http://www.about.com/

Affordable Colleges Online: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/homeless-students-guide/

Country Reports – Cultural, Historical, Statistical, Country Information: http://www.countryreports.org/

HowStuffWorks “Learn how Everything Works: http://www.howstuffworks.com/

The Ohio Web Library – Dozens of Research databases provided at no charge to Ohio residents: http://www.ohioweblibrary.org/

Trulia - The real estate database for current local and national housing data:  http://www.trulia.com

 

HOW-TO WEBSITES:

eHow – How to Videos, Articles & More: http://www.ehow.com/

How-To Geek Computer Help: http://www.howtogeek.com/

How-to Videos on Howcast: http://www.howcast.com/

 Udemy – Academy of You:  http://www.udemy.com/

wikiHow – The How-to Manual That You Can Edit: http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

 

MOVIE REVIEW SITES:

Common Sense Media - http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews

Flixster - http://www.flixster.com/

Internet Movie Database - http://www.imdb.com/                                               

Metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/

Movie Review Query Engine - http://www.mrqe.com/

Focus on the Family's Plugged In Online - http://www.pluggedin.com/

Rotten Tomatoes - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

 

RESEARCH AND REFERENCE WEB SITES:

Allonesearch Comprehensive Business Directory: http://www.allonesearch.com/

Bartleby.com: Great Books Online: http://www.bartleby.com/

CIA – The World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

The Copyright Website: http://www.benedict.com/

Guide to Grammar and Writing: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org/

iTools – best web tools for research & reference: http://itools.com/

Website Builders – Learn everything about understanding and using the Internet: https://websitebuilders.com/how-to/

Ohio.gov – Everything about state and local government & services available: http://ohio.gov/

OWL – Purdue Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Poetry Writing and Analysis Guidehttp://www.supersummary.com/poetry-guide/​  

Refdesk.com – references, facts, and news: http://www.refdesk.com/

 

FROM THE OHIO WEB LIBRARY:

Everything you want to know about books & authors:  http://aboutbooks.info/ 

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ 

 Non-profit consumer health web site providing high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty from several Ohio universities:  http://www.netwellness.org/  

The official government website of the State of Ohio:  http://ohio.gov/  

Ohio History Central: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Welcome_To_Ohio_History_Central

Online  database of publications from Ohio State University Extension Office:  http://ohioline.osu.edu/