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Recommended Web Sites


The following free web sites are used and recommended by Ardmore Public Library staff.  They provide reliable information on a variety of topics and are gathered here as a convenience to our users, as a starting place for your research or a source for factual information.  If you need further assistance, please contact us; we'd be glad to help.


Genealogy Sites - General
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries
U.S. GenWeb


Genealogy Sites - Local
Ardmore Criterion Yearbooks
Carter County Cemetery Records
Craddock Funeral Home - click link for 'obituaries'
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home - click link for 'obituaries'
Native American Rolls


Health Sites
DoctorFinder - search for doctors to view information from the American Medical Association -  identify pills, check drug interactions, even includes a link to veterinary medications - up-to-date information about prescription & over-the-counter medications; includes details about associated side effects & recalls - a collection of pages on various health topics, each produced and maintained by an expert in their field
WebMD - symptom checker, overviews, treatment options, and more, on various medical conditions
Women's Health - women’s health information on over 800 topics, from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Higher Ed Sites

Accredited Schools Online - accredited online programs for all degrees in higher education
FastWeb - scholarship & college information
March2Success - a free tool to help students improve their standardized test scores
Oklahoma College Start - to aid students in preparing for college and looking for schools, money, and more
Weird Scholarships - a collection of smaller, more unusual college scholarships that often go unclaimed

Job-Related Sites
CareerBuilder - job openings
GlassDoor - gives an inside look at company reviews, interview questions, and salary information for thousands of jobs
Job Application Center - Find exactly how, when and where to apply to almost every major U.S. company directly.
Job Searching - sample resumes, interview skills, and more
Monster - job openings
Occupational Outlook Handbook - future outlook for various careers, published by the U.S. Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics
Oklahoma Job Match - job openings in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Licensed & Certified Occupations - published by the OK Employment Security Commission, this site provides information about occupations that require licensing & certification in Oklahoma


Legal Sites
Carter County Bar Association - Contact information for CCBA members licensed by the Oklahoma Bar Association, as well as links to other Oklahoma legal resources.
Copyright Protection - This is the official copyright website of the U.S. government.
Find A Lawyer - This is a directory of attorneys who are members of the Oklahoma Bar Association which can be searched by name, location, or area of practice.
Oklahoma Bar Association Brochures - This page has links to a number of brochures covering general information about topics such as wills, divorce, and bankruptcy.
Oklahoma Legal Aid - Information about topics including divorce, landlord-tenant issues, social security, and more.
Oklahoma Statutes - Full text and searchable version of the statutes of the state of Oklahoma
U.S. Code - Search the full text of the United States Code


Library Catalog Sites
University Center of Southern Oklahoma
Chickasaw Regional Library System
Metropolitan Library System (Oklahoma City Public)
Oklahoma Department of Libraries


Local Sites
Ardmore Chamber of Commerce
University Center of Southern Oklahoma
Ardmore Weather (Intellicast)
Ardmore Weather (Live from a local source on Springdale Loop)
Carter County Assessor's Office - property records search
Carter County Sheriff's Office - includes prisoner search
Southern Oklahoma Library System - a public library system serving citizens in Atoka, Carter, Johnston, Love, and Murray counties
City of Ardmore
The Daily Ardmoreite - Ardmore's newspaper
Greater Southwest Historical Museum - features the history and culture of South-Central Oklahoma; includes the Military Memorial Museum.


Oklahoma Sites
Oklahoma Almanac - information about our state & how it works
Oklahoma DEQ GIS Maps and Data - topographical maps for the state
Oklahoma Driver's Manual - published by the OK Dept. of Public Safety, this is a .pdf version of the entire driver's manual
Lakes of Oklahoma - provided by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, this interactive map of Oklahoma's lakes provides aerial maps and the latest lake data.  
Oklahoma School Report Cards - data on the state's schools
Oklahoma Senior Guide - information about how senior citizens in Oklahoma live, including helpful contacts for assistance for seniors.
Startup Oklahoma - produced by the OK Department of Commerce, this web site offers guidance and support for small business owners
Oklahoma Statistical Abstract - OK by the numbers
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application


Readers' Sites
Bestseller Lists: Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today
BookBrowse - reading guides for book clubs (also find author bios, interviews, book reviews and more at this site)
Clean Reads - put together by APL staff, this page offers help for those looking for books with little or no profanity, sexuality, or violence.
Fantastic Fiction - find your favorite authors and all their books, including series information, as well as award winners, new books and more
Genre Fiction web sites: ACFW Fiction Finder (Christian), All About Romance (romance), SF Site (science fiction/fantasy), Stop, You're Killing Me! (mystery), Western Authors (westerns)
What's Next? - find all books in a series, searching by author, one book title you know, or other criteria


Research Sites
Citation guides (MLA, APA) -
Country info - U.S. State Department
Dictionary - Merriam-Webster
Encyclopedia - Columbia Encyclopedia (via InfoPlease)

Fuel Economy - provided by the U.S. Department of Energy
History - The History Channel
How-to/How come - How Stuff Works
News stories from across the Internet - The Daily Source
Phonebook - Switchboard
Quotations - Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Social Security Online - U.S. Social Security Administration
Statistics - U.S. Census data (current & historical)
Zip Code Lookup - U.S. Postal Service


Test Prep Sites
ACT - the official site of the ACT test company, this site offers free practice tests for each subject.
ASVAB Practice Test Online - a free resource for those considering pursuing military service
CNA Free Training - a no-cost site for training and practice tests for individuals interested in obtaining their CNA.
Mometrix GED Test - free information about and practice tests for the General Equivelency Degree test for those who did not complete high school.


Tax Sites
Internal Revenue Service (Federal)
Oklahoma Tax Commission (State)
Other states' tax forms


My Free Taxes

Internet Search Sites






Free E-mail Sites

Google G-mail


Yahoo! Mail