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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
FamilySearch
Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries
Searching for Grandfathers
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
About.com: Health - a collection of pages on various health topics, each produced and maintained by an expert in their field
DocFinder - search for doctors to view information from state government licensing boards
Drugs.com -  identify pills, check drug interactions, even includes a link to veterinary medications
DrugWatch.com - up-to-date information about prescription & over-the-counter medications; includes details about associated side effects & recalls
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

The College Database - today’s most current, complete, and user-friendly source for college and university data
FastWeb - scholarship & college information
March2Success - a free tool to help students improve their standardized test scores
Oklahoma College Start.org - to aid students in preparing for college and looking for schools, money, and more
OpenCourseWare Search - free non-credit online college classes
Weird Scholarships - a collection of smaller, more unusual college scholarships that often go unclaimed


Job Search 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 Link - 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 a non-profit web site that contains basic and general copyright information provided for educational purposes only.
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.
OK LAW - Information provided by Oklahoma Legal Aid about topics including divorce, landlord-tenant issues, social security and many 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)
State Library for Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma

 

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
Chickasaw Regional 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 Data Viewer - 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
Oklahoma School Report Cards - data on the state's schools
Oklahoma Start-Up.com - 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) - EasyBib.com
Country info - U.S. State Department
Dictionary - Merriam-Webster
Encyclopedia - Columbia Encyclopedia (via InfoPlease)

Fuel Economy - FuelEconomy.gov 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

 

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

 

My Free Taxes