Craft Resources


Art and Craft Shows Net – Search for an arts/crafts show, festival or fair by dates, city, state, or region in this database.

Crafting with your kids

Crochet Guild of America – Dedicated to the art of crocheting.

Fave Crafts – Free craft projects, home decor ideas and DIY tips, new projects and tips added every day.

Free Patterns – Free online patterns for your projects.

Jo-Ann Project Archive – Library of projects for knitters, quilters, crafters and more.

Michaels, the Arts & Crafts Store – Floral and handcraft project ideas.

Pinterest – Arts and Crafts Inspiration! Organize your project ideas and get fresh inspiration.

Quilt.com – Quilting information for the novice, the expert and all those in between.

WoolWorks – Projects for hand-knitters.

www.allfreecrochet.com

www.allfreeknitting.com

www.allfreejewelrymaking.com

www.allfreesewing.com

Parenting Resources


Positive Parenting DuPage – Official website for the county-wide collaboration comprised of dozens of organizations in DuPage County that work with families during the first three years of a child’s life.

Reading is Fundamental – Founded in 1966, this organization’s site is all about getting kids to read.  Visit their “Reading Planet” section for fun activities and recommended reads.

La Leche League International – Dedicated to providing education, information and support to breastfeeding mothers.

The Baby Center  

Investment Resources


Bankrate – Provides consumers with financial data, research and editorial information on non-investment financial products.

Chicago Board Options Exchange – Official site for the CBOE.

Edgar Database – Database of corporate information from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

InvestorGuide – Covers online brokers, stock information, and provides a comprehensive list of publicly traded companies (including home pages, research, and discussion).

IPO Central – IPO information from Hoover’s Online.

Motley Fool – Wide array of investment resources. Sign up for news to be delivered to your e-mail.

New York Stock Exchange – Official site of the New York Stock Exchange.

NASDAQ Stock Market – Commonly known as the NASDAQ, news and information for the investor of this American stock exchange.

 

 

Consumer Resources


Better Business Bureau – Access the national site or find your local bureau.

Consumer Information Center – Provides access to full text of federal consumer publications.

Consumer Product Safety Commission – Government site; report an unsafe product or check on the latest recalls.

Consumer Protection – Government site giving you the scoop on what you need to know to protect yourself from scams and hoaxes.

Consumer World – Large index of online consumer resources.

Edmund’s Consumer Information Experts – New and used car pricing and information.

Kelley Blue Book – New and used car pricing guide.

National Fraud Information Center – Provides information on a variety of frauds and scams.

U.S. Consumer Gateway – Government site providing access to a variety of consumer information

Food Safety Product Recalls

Genealogy Resources


AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestor Genealogy – System of genealogy resources for researching African related ancestry.

Ancestry.com – Online resource for tracing family history; more than 500 million names contained in the collection of online genealogical databases.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet – Largest index of links to genealogy resources on the internet.

DuPageCounty Genealogical Society

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service – Extensive site from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy – The primary internet source for researchers of Jewish genealogy; its components include the JewishGen Discussion Group and the JewishGen Family Finder.

The Mayflower Web Pages – Find information about family members who came over on the Mayflower here.

National Archives and Records Administration – Official government site; search for documents here.

ROOTS-L – Compile information from ROOTS-L, a mailing list for people who are interested in genealogy.

U.S. GenWeb Project – Links to state and county websites for genealogical information

Health Resources


HealthCentral – One of the most complete sources of consumer healthcare information on the Internet.

Healthfinder  From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information.

Journal of the American Medical Association – Online companion to the journal.

Martindale’s Health Science Guide – Detailed reference center for medical questions. Includes information for both patients and doctors.

Mayo Clinic Health – Source of reliable health information from Mayo Clinic; site is directed by a team of Mayo physicians, scientists, writers and educators and is updated daily.

MedicineNet – Network of U.S. board-certified physician writers and scientists committed to providing the best unbiased, 100% doctor-produced medical information.

MedlinePlus – From the National Library of Medicine. The best and most complete consumer health source on the Interent. Available in English and in Spanish

Merck Manual of Medical Information – Full text, online version of the print manual used by medical professionals for over 100 years.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) – Home of the world’s largest medical library; includes access to MEDLINE, a searchable database.

RxList – Searchable drug index.

WebMD

 

College Resources


College Board

Embark – Features include a school matcher, graduate schools information, and online recruitment application.

Fenton High School: Guidance Department – Everything Bensenville students need to plan for the future.

Peterson’s – Online companion to the popular college guide. Nice variety of resources available.

USNews.com (Colleges)  Includes information and rankings from the annual listing of schools.

Campus Tours – Take a virtual tour of the college you are interested in.

College Answer – Free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships and fellowships.

College Illinois – Official site for the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program.

FAFSA Application – Get a copy of the FAFSA or fill it out online.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Outreach Activities Calendar – ISAC’s outreach efforts help families navigate the steps of the college admission and financial aid processes.

FastAid – Searchable database of private scholarships.

Affordable Colleges Online – This directory of online colleges in the U.S. compares thousands of online colleges and programs.

GoodCall Scholarships – A free and easy to use scholarship search engine where you can filter by scholarship entry difficult, competition level, scholarship amount, and more.