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A few Internet resources that are interesting, contain useful information, or supplement the materials within our physical library.

Arts & Entertainment

Consumer Information

Health

News, Newspapers, & Magazines

Civic Organizations

Education

History

Religious Organizations

Community Aid

Ethnic Interest

Job Search

Sports

Computer Exercises & Tutorials

Government

Local Libraries

Travel

 

 

Arts and Entertainment

Entertainment Guides
GuideLive: Arts and Entertainment in Dallas and Fort Worth
Dallas Observer
Richardson Community Arts Activities

Music
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Wind Symphony
The Dallas Opera
Richardson Community Band
Richardson Symphony Orchestra

Art & Museums
The Richardson Civic Art Society
Dallas Museum of Art
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Kimbell Art Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art

Theater
The Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Dallas Summer Musicals
Dallas Theater Center
Playbill On-Line - national and regional theater listings, theater news, casting & job notices, Who's who, etc.

Books
BOOKbabble book discussion groups
REAL Reads nonfiction book discussion group
DFW area book clubs

Dallas Area Writers Group
Texas Writers Groups
Writers Guild of Texas

Internet Book Resources
Review and Discussion Resources                

 

Civic Organizations

Altrusa of Richardson
Dream Angels, Inc.
Elks Lodge No. 2485
Junior League of Richardson, Inc.
North Dallas Mothers of Twins Club
Richardson Central Kiwanis Club
Richardson Host Lions Club
Richardson Rotary Club
Richardson East Rotary Club
Richardson Central Rotary Club

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Community Aid

Ark House - Provides temporary low-cost house for families receiving extended medical treatment
Asian Breast Health Outreach Project - Outreach group for Asian women to minimize the barriers that keep Asian women from fully participating in early detection and preventive breast health.
Blue Star Mothers of America - Lone Star Chapter - Organization for parents who now have or have had children on active military duty.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas - Inspires and empowers youth, with special concern for those from disadvantaged circumstances, to achieve their full potential in a positive, safe and fun environment.
CHETNA - Working for the prevention of domestic violence in the South Asian community of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Counseling Place - Offers low-cost therapy in English and Spanish for children, couples, and families who live in Richardson.
Dallas Amputee Network - Support group for amputees and caregivers.
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas - Provides resources and support for people with Down Syndrome and their families.
Network of Community Ministries - Caring, coaching, and empowering our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life. The organization has three divisions: Emergency Services, the Adolescent and Children’s Clinic, and The Seniors’ Net.
North Texas Behavioral Health Authority - The local Behavioral Health Authority for Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties which serves persons eligible for Medicaid and/or public behavioral health funds. 
Operation Oasis - Offering solutions for at-risk, economically and socially challenged residents in the greater Dallas and Collin Counties.  Some services include educational assistance, professional counseling, criminal legal assistance, housing resources, etc.
Parkinson Voice Project - Dedicated to helping people with Parkinson disease regain and maintain the ability to verbally communicate regardless of their ability to pay.
Rebuilding Together - Dallas Chapter - Reserve and revitalizing houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners of all ages, live in warmth, safety, and independence.
Richardson Adult Literacy Center - Offers literacy tutoring.
Richardson East Care Corps - The benevolence ministry of Richardson East Church of Christ, spanning more than 20 years, works with the mission of meeting human needs through its food pantry and support for families in our community.
Victim Relief Ministries - Mobilizes the faith community to partner with law enforcement agencies, victim service organizations and homeland security to deliver appropriate physical, emotional, and spiritual support to victims of crime, disaster and terrorism.
Warren Center - Early childhood intervention program for children with developmental delays.
The Women's Center in Richardson - Offers classes, support groups and telephone counseling.

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Computers Exercises & Tutorials

Mousercise - Practice for using the mouse.
DigitalLearn.org - Simple video tutorials for learning basic computer skills
GCFLearnfree.org - Free online computer classes covering computer basics, Facebook, and the Microsoft Office applications.
NYPL Tech Connect handouts - Handouts from the technology classes from New York Public Library 
DanceMat Typing
Good Typing
Typing.com

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Consumer Information

General 
Consumer World - Over 600 links to a wide variety of consumer information resources 
Consumer Information Catalog 
Federal Trade Commission - Protecting America's Consumers
USA.gov - The first place to look for government information for the general public
National Foundation for Consumer Credit 
ConsumerSearch - Collects and rates the reviews available in print and on the web for various products. Ratings are listed by product and are grouped into general categories. Links to reviews are included if the review is freely available.

Automotive 
Kelly Blue Book - New & used car prices 
Edmund's automobile buyer's guides - New and used car prices, ratings, & other auto consumer information
Popular Mechanics auto information - New car and truck profiles, owner evaluations of selected cars, & more 
Cars - Vehicle and Equipment Information - Car safety, recall and technical service bulletins - from the National Highway Safety Administration
Cars.com
Autobytel.com

Housing
 
Electric.com
Texas Electric Choice Education Program - Power to Choose 
Central Appraisal District of Collin County
Dallas County Appraisal District
TaxNetUSA - Property Tax Information - Texas Appraisal Districts
Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" 
Fannie Mae Home Ownership Resources
National Association of Realtors - Partial listing of MLS homes for sale (many with pictures), information on home ownership, home improvements, and tips on buying/selling a house, as well as information about apartments!
Aptguides.com
NARI Greater Dallas - Remodeling

Miscellaneous
GuideStar - The Donor's Guide to Charities and Nonprofits
Bankrate.com
Consumer Price Indexes 
United States Postal Service
PeopleSmart

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Education

GED/English as a Second Language (ESL)
LIFT (Literacy Instruction of Texas)
Richardson Adult Literacy Center 
Texas Education Agency GED information page

Test Preparation
Study Guides and Test Information Database
Varsity Learning Tools 

   
School Districts and Universities
Dallas ISD
Garland ISD
Plano ISD
Richardson ISD
Collin College
Dallas County Community College District
Richland College
Amberton University
Dallas Baptist University
Paul Quinn College
SMU
Texas State Technical College System
Texas Woman's University
University of Dallas
University of North Texas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Financial Aid
FinAid the Financial Aid Information page
fastWEB! (Financial Aid Search Through the Web) 
Texas colleges and Financial Aid
Scholarships.com
FAFSA on the Web - On-line applications for "Free Applications for Federal Student Aid" which determines eligibility for Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, Federal Work Study, & Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants - links to information from the Dept. of Education about these aid programs
DFW International Scholarship Guide for New Americans and Minorities

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Ethnic Interests

Asian Professional Exchange (APEX)
Bengali Association of Dallas/Ft. Worth
Dallas Chinese Community Center
DFW Gujarati Samaj
India Association of North Texas (IANT)
Dallas Chapter Islamic Circle of North America
Malayalee Engineers' Association of North Texas
Pakistan Society of North Texas
Texas Muslim Women's Foundation

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Government

Local 
City of Richardson
Council Meeting Documents and Video
Code of Ordinances
City of Plano 
City of Garland
City of Dallas
Collin County - Commissioners Court, Elections Department, Human Resources, Sheriff's Department, Purchasing
Dallas County 
Dallas County Elections
North Texas Council of Governments

State of Texas
Window on Texas State Government - Source of Texas fiscal information - taxes, budget, economic indicators & projections, population forecasts, lottery, etc.
State of Texas
Texas Courts
Texas Legislature Online 
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

Federal 
Official Federal Government Web Sites
Department of Justice 
The Department of the Treasury: Internal Revenue Service - General information and forms, instructions, publications, tax tables, regulations
FBI Home Page 
Federal Elections Commission
Fedstats - A compilation of the statistics produced by federal agencies - search or browse through a topic list  
Government Benefits 
Medicare 
THOMAS: Legislative Information - Congressional record, Congress this week, bills, public laws by law number, committee pages & reports, links to historical documents
U.S. Census information
United States Courts 
United States Postal Service
United States Social Security Administration
The White House

Politics 
Center for Responsive Politics 
Project Vote Smart 
League of Women Voters 
League of Women Voters of Texas
League of Women Voters of Richardson

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Health

Government Agencies 
National Library of Medicine 
Medicare 
Texas Department of Health
Texas Health Care Information Council - Includes information about Texas HMOs 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insurance/Expenses
Affordable Care Act Information 
        Finding local Affordable Care Act advisory services 
        Getting Affordable Care Act Help by telephone or online chat
Dallas Public Library - Help With Health Care Costs

Doctors and Hospitals 
American Hospital Directory 
American Medical Association Doctor Finder 
QuackWatch Home Page

Organizations 
American Medical Association 
American Heart Association 
American Cancer Society 
Partnership For A Drug-Free America 
Planned Parenthood

Health Information 
WebMD Health 
Go Ask Alice! 
HealthCentral.com 
MedicineNet
MedlinePlus
Merck Manual 
PubMed 
Medscape 
OncoLink - a University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center resource 
RxList - The Internet Drug Index 
USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference 
New England Journal of Medicine

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History

American Decades- Gale Virtual Reference Center (once in the database, search for American Decades) 
Portal to Texas History - The Portal features digital reproductions of photographs, maps, letters, documents, books, artifacts, and more from the rich collections held in Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and private collections. 
The Handbook of Texas Online 
USA.gov - U.S. History and Historical Documents

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Job Search

Resumes 
Monster.com sample resumes and letters
How to Write a Resume
GCFLearnfree.org - Free online classes covering resume writing, cover letters, job hunting, workplace skills and more

Job Listings 
City of Richardson employment announcements 
Dallas Fort Worth Employment
Federal Jobs Digest - Federal government job listings
USA Jobs
JOBview Dallas/Ft. Worth 
Texas Workforce Commission

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Local Libraries

Dallas Public Library 
Carrollton Public Library 
Farmers Branch Manske Library 
Irving Public Library 
Mesquite Public Library 
Nicholson Memorial (Garland) Library 
Plano Public Library 
Rowlett Public Library 
UTD libraries 
Dallas County Community College libraries 
Collin County Community College Library 

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News, Newspapers, & Magazines

News
WFAA-TV (channel 8 - ABC- Dallas/Ft. Worth)
KXAS-TV (channel 5 - NBC - Dallas/Ft. Worth)
KTVT-TV (channel 11 - CBS - Dallas/Ft. Worth)
KERA/KDTN (channel 13 - PBS -Dallas/Ft. Worth)
KDFW-TV ( channel 4 - Fox-Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Newspapers
Dallas Morning News 
Star-Telegram (Ft. Worth TX.) 
Plano Star Courier (Plano, TX) 
National and International newspapers

Magazines 
D Magazine 
Dallas Business Journal
Dallas Observer
Texas Monthly 
Texas Observer

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Religious Organizations

Arapaho United Methodist Church
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
Community Bible Chapel
Congregation Beth Torah
Dallas Buddhist Association
Dallas Chinese Bible Church
Eitz Chaim Congregation
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
First Baptist Church Richardson
First Church of Christ Science
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church Richardson
Northrich Baptist Church
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Trinity Bible Church

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Sports

Professional Sports
Texas Rangers 
Dallas Mavericks 
Dallas Cowboys 
Dallas Stars

College Athletics 
Big 12
Conference USA

Olympic Games
Olympics

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Travel

DFW Airport 
Dallas Love Field 
Yahoo Travel
Amtrak 
DART 
The National Park Service
Trinity Railway Express 
North Texas Tollway Authority 
Route 66

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Last updated: 2/1/2016 9:38:16 AM