Informative Websites by Subject Matter


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Business and Finance
Small Business Administration
Find numerous resources, including information about SBA loans, on the SBA's website, from help with writing a business plan to important things to know when selling your business. is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR Database
EDGAR is a key source of detailed company financial information for business and investment research.

Yahoo Finance
At Yahoo! Finance, you get free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, and personal finance help.

Free Management Library
Over 260 subject management categories are broadly grouped with information useful to small and large, for-profit and non-profit, new and well-established enterprises.


Consumer Information
NADA Guides
Find information on new, used, and classic cars aswell as motorcycles, boats, recreation vehicles, and manufactured homes.

Kelly Blue Book Online
Offers new and used car pricing, comparisons, reviews and ratings.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.

Consumer Action Website
Features information on how to solve consumer problems, as well as addresses, telephone numbers, and websites where you can file consumer complaints.

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
"Deter, Detect, Defend-Avoid ID Theft." This site tells you what to do.


A social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

The Khan Academy
With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the website supplies a free online collection of more than 3,000 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, healthcare and medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, American civics, art history, microeconomics and computer science.

The College Board
The site has detailed information on more than 5,000 colleges and universities in the United States, including admission requirements, degrees and majors offered, available financial aids and much more. and its Homework Center have received national recognition for their unbeatable reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help.


New England Historic Genealogical Society
Access geneology databases by registering for a free account.

The Ellis Island Foundation
Home page of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Find information on people passing through Ellis Island.

Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916
Search for death certificates in the State of Illinois from pre-1916.

Illinois Death Certificates 1916-1950
Search for Illinois Death Certificates from 1916-1950.

Family Search
Search records span billions of names across hundreds of collections - including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.


Government and Law
U.S. Government Printing Office
Find a variety of federal documents, including the Code of Federal Regulations, congressional documents, the federal register, court opinions, and so much more!
As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

THOMAS (Library of Congress)
Legislative information from the Library of Congress.

United States Census
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for collecting taxes.  Find federal tax forms here.

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration administers the Social Security Program for retirement, disability, and survivor's benefits.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

How to Research a Legal Problem

A guide to researching legal problems for non-lawyers.
Find a local lawyer and free legal information at FindLaw, an award-winning website.

Illinois Legal Aid
Illinois Legal Aid Online develops technology and information to increase access to justice for Illinois residents.

Illinois Compiled Statutes
Search the Ilinois Compiled Statutes for state laws.
Official website for the State of Illinois.

Illinois Policy Survey
Illinois Policy Survey is designed to provide residents and state leaders with systematic and representative information on public attitudes, values and expectations with respect to the performance of elected officials and policy issues facing Illinois.

Will County Homepage
Official Web site. History, facts, news, and information with links to county offices and county board meeting minutes.

Village of Beecher Website

Beecher Village Code


Medline Plus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

PDR Health
Drug information guide and health resources for consumers from the publishers of the Physicians" Desk Reference. Info on interactions, side effects, and more.

Web MD
A leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

National Cancer Institute
Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.

National Institute of Mental Health
Find information on mental health from the largest organization dedicated to the topic.

Drug Information Portal
This drug information portal from the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides information concerning drugs from a variety of sources.

Health Finder
A government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides users with credible, reliable health information on data and statistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies and disasters, environmental health, healthy, living, Injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers' health, workplace safety and health, and more.


Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Nation's premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010 - 2020 decade. Includes the Occupation Outlook Handbook.

CareerOnestop is your source for employment information and inspiration and provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Illinois Department of Employement Security
Information for the unemployed, job seekers, and employers.


Reference and Research
The World Factbook Online
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary online.

The Internet Public Library
Information You Can Trust features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites; links to online texts, newspapers, and magazines.


How Products are Made
Explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. The site's core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists.

United States Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture plant database. Images and information about plants, searchable by state. Includes wetlands and threatened species information.