A librarian-picked list of the best of the Web.
Information Please Almanac | Almanacs, encyclopedias, news, history, biographies, sports and statistics online
Old Farmer's Almanac | Gardening, planting times, astronomy, recipes and more in this classic work
National Council of Women's Organizations | A bipartisan network of national women's organizations
Phi Theta Kappa | The Honor Society for the two-year college
Scholarly Societies Project | Look up societies and associations by subject, abbreviation, country and more
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress | From 1774 onward
Biography.com | From A&E Media
Biography in Context | Available to Butte College students and staff from our databases
Small Business Development Center | Northeastern California SBDC
Thomas Register | Information on companies, manufacturers, products and services in the U.S.
Currency Converter | From Bloomberg
Currency Converter | From Google
Online Conversions | Convert just about anything!
Calendar Home | Create your own calendar online, convert calendars, 10,000 year calendar
Time and Date | Has calendars, calculators, holidays, time zones, celestial bodies and more
U.S Holidays | Dates and history behind the holidays
Butte College Job Placement Service | Search for jobs, post jobs, get resume and interview help
Career OneStop | Information about careers, jobs, and industries
CSU Chico Career Center | Search for or post local and national jobs
Help Wanted Online Local Area Data | Compares the number of unemployed persons, top ten employers, top ten occupations, and cities with the number of available job ads in California.
JobStar | Find resumes, career information, and job announcements
Career Bliss | an online career community dedicated to helping find career bliss: happiness in life via happiness in the workplace.
Occupational Outlook Handbook | Comprehensive career information including education needed, employment projections, salaries and more
USA Jobs | Federal employment opportunities
AAA Online | American Anthropological Association citation guide
APA Online | From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL), includes clear citation examples, sample papers, and APA guidelines
APA Style | Hints and tutorials from the American Psychological Association
APSA Style Guide | Style Manual for Political Science from the American Political Science Association
Citing primary resources | MLA & Chicago style for Web sites, videos, photos, maps, audio, and government documents found online. From the Library of Congress.
CSE Style | Style guidelines for writing in the sciences recommended by the Council of Science Editors in Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, 7th ed.
EasyBib citation guides | MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian Style guides
Knight Cite | An online citation generator for MLA, APA & Chicago styles provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.
MLA Online | From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL), includes clear citation examples, sample papers, and MLA guidelines
NLM (National Library of Medicine) | Free online version of Citing Medicine, 2nd edition, The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Purdue Online Writing Lab | For outlines, drafts, and mechanics of writing
Research and Documentation Online | A 4-in-1 site offering MLA, APA, Chicago & CSE guidelines from Diana Hacker
Sparknotes | Free online study guides in many academic subjects, including literature/novels with plot summaries, character analysis, etc.
(See also: Local Information)
U.S. Cities / Counties / States
City Data | Everything to know about cities in the U.S.
Ersys | Basic data for U.S. cities displayed in charts and maps
NACo | National Association of Counties
QuickFacts | From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides easy access to facts about the people, business, and geography of the United States
Background Notes | Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of different countries, from the U.S. Department of State
Country Studies | Includes history, social, economic & political information
Population Reference Bureau | Country statistics and reports
World Factbook | Country facts published by the CIA
CollegeNet | Links to about 600 schools. Search by size, tuition, major, state or region.
College Source Web | Catalogs and information on thousands of schools. Available to Butte College students and staff from our databases
FastWeb | Scholarships, grants, and other financial information tailored to your profile and interests
Scholarships and Aid | From The Princeton Review
Study Abroad | IIE Passport directory of schools offering study abroad
Bartleby.com | Full text dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more
Dictionaries | From Your Dictionary.com
Medical terms + pronouncing dictionary | From Medline and Merriam-Webster
Oxford English Dictionary | Available to Butte College students and staff from our databases
Subject Dictionaries | Specialized topical dictionaries in business, medicine, etc.
ASSIST | An official online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
California School Directory | Information about all California schools
Cyberschoolbus | Global teaching and learning resources from the United Nations
First Generation College Students | Guide and resources for first-generation college students
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office TOPS | Approved programs in the CCCs
National Center for Education Statistics | U.S. Department of Education IES data, reports, and statistics
National Geographic | Explore nature, history, animals & culture
National Guide to College Credit | American Council on Education
PBS | Explore art, drama, history and more
Smithsonian Institution | Explore American history and heritage online
Encyclopaedia Britannica | Available to Butte College students and staff from our databases
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy | A peer-reviewed academic resource
The King Encyclopedia | On Martin Luther King, Jr., provided by Stanford University
WebGarden | A horticulture encyclopedia
Webopedia | An online computer dictionary and internet search engine for internet terms and technical support
Wikipedia | Free, online, community-built encyclopedia absolutely anyone can edit (not a vetted, permanent or scholarly resource)
C-SPAN | Hear presidential speeches and government news
California Government | Official site
The California Institute for Federal Policy Research | Information regarding federal policy and California
Congress.org | A non-partisan website dedicated to building a knowledge base for professionals wishing to better engage their communities.
CQ Press (Congressional Quarterly) | Available to Butte College students and staff from our databases
FedStats | Federal statistics on most subjects
GPO | Official information from the 3 branches (Legislative, Executive and Judicial) of the Federal Government.
Patent & Trademark Office | Searchable databases, forms, and more from the US government
The U.S. Congress | Official U.S. government site
The U.S. House of Representatives | Official U.S. government site
The U.S. Senate | Official U.S. government site
The U.S. Supreme Court | Find cases, decisions, opinons, and dockets. Official U.S. government site
USA.gov | Services for citizens, contact information, organizations, statistics, laws and more. Official U.S. government site
The White House | Official U.S. government site
National Cancer Institute | From the NIH and the U.S. government
Centers for Disease Control | Official U.S. government site
Drugs.com | Index of pharmaceutical drugs
Mayo Clinic | Information on diseases and conditions
Medical terms + pronouncing dictionary | From Medline and Merriam-Webster
Medline Plus | Information on health topics and drugs, plus a medical encyclopedia with pronouncing dictionary
Merck Manual | Concise, online medical information for healthcare professionals
Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers | Includes a pronouncing dictionary
Psych Central | Mental health topics
American Memory | Digital collections of letters, documents, newspapers, photos, oral histories, music, and articles from the Library of Congress
Asian History | From Aussie Educator, a collection of history resources on with an emphasis on China, Japan, Korea, India, and the countries of the South East Asian region.
BlackPast.org | An online reference guide to African American History
Calisphere | Primary sources and history of California
Digital History | From the College of Education at the University of Houston
History Matters | Web resources for U.S. history
Institute for Palestine Studies | Information and analysis on Palestine affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Learn About Hmong | Hmong culture and history site with resources, multimedia, and links
Native American History sites | From ACRL, rich collection of resources on Native Americans
Swarthmore College Peace Collection | Resources and links on Peace studies and history
About.com | Information and instructions on a huge variety of topics from travel to computer repair
e-How | A collection of simple, step-by-step instructions on doing just about anything
How Stuff Works | Information about just about anything in layman's terms
Art Project | By Google
Getty Images | Embed any of milions of free stock photos (for non-commercial use)
Google images | Use advanced search to sort by type or usage rights
Picture history | License digital images illustrating more than two hundred years of American history
Wikimedia Commons | A database of over ten million freely usable media files
FindLaw | Search for information about different laws
FreeAdvice | Commercial law site with information and referrals
Lawyers.com | Free research & legal forms from Lexis-Nexis
Legal Information Institute | From Cornell University. Offers Federal law, Constitution, U.S. Code, C.F.R., Supreme Court, Federal Rules, State law resources, State statutes by topic, U.C.C., Uniform laws, World law
OYEZ Project | Database on major constitutional cases heard by the United States Supreme Court, with multimedia resources including digital audio of oral arguments
THOMAS | Legislative information from the U.S. Congress
The U.S. Supreme Court | Find cases, decisions, opinons, and dockets
Calfire | History and updates on wildfires in California
Caltrans | Traffic, road conditions, and construction
State of California | Official California site with links to state agencies, news, and other information
Butte County | Official site for Butte County, CA departments & services
Glenn County | Official site for Glenn County, CA departments & services
Cities & Towns
Chico Chamber of Commerce | Community links, demographics, business, education & more
Chico.com | Community Guide
City of Chico | Official site
City of Durham | Official site
Gridley Chamber of Commerce | Community links, demographics, business, education & more
City of Gridley | Official site
Oroville Chamber of Commerce | Community links, demographics, business, education & more
City of Oroville | Official site
Paradise Chamber of Commerce | Community links, demographics, business, education & more
Town of Paradise | Official site
Orland Chamber of Commerce | Community links, demographics, business, education & more
City Of Orland | Official site
Willows Chamber of Commerce | Community links, demographics, business, education & more
City of Willows | Official site
KPAY AM 1290 | News/talk radio
KZFR FM 90.1 | Public, community radio, Chico
American Memory Map Collections | Historic maps from the Library of Congress
Butte County GIS Services | Interactive and static maps
California Water Atlas | The California Water Atlas editions are freely available to read or download
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Database | Over 42,000 digitized maps from around the world
Google Earth | View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from Earth, Mars, galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
Google Maps | Maps and directions across the globe, including street view
Google Maps Gallery | Modern and historical maps from Google and other providers
Infoplease Atlas | Find a current map with information on history, government, economy, population, and more
Mapquest | Find directions and maps.
National Geographic Maps | Search a region or theme using the Student Atlas or use interactive and historical maps
AP News Wire | Free, up to the minute news as it happens from the Associated Press
NPR News | Listen to or read stories from National Public Readio
Pew Research Center | A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world
Public Agenda Online | Explore and understand critical issues
Reuters News Wire | Free, up to the minute news as it happens from Thomson-Reuters
The Weather Channel | U.S. and world weather, forecasts, sun and moon rise/set, and weather-related news
Wired News | Search articles concerning technology, business, and people
BeliefNet | A look at faith and spirituality around the world
Religious Tolerance | By Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
AAAS | The World's Largest General Scientific Society
Eric Weisstein's World of Science | Math, biography, physics, astronomy, & chemistry
Plants Database | From the US Department of Agriculture
Science.gov | 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development
Sciences Reference Desk | Agriculture, Archaeology, Earth Science & more
Wolfram Public Resources | Sciences search engine, mathematics, code, and more
American Factfinder | From the US Census Bureau
Data.gov | Searchable data, including geodata and much more from the U.S. government
Digest of Education Statistics | Contains information on number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, plus educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international education
Earthtrends: The Environmental Information Portal | Data from leading statistical agencies plus maps, tables, charts, and analysis from the World Resources Institute
Employment Local Area Data | Help Wanted Online (HWOL) compares the number of unemployed persons, employers and occupations and the number of available job ads in the area
FedStats | Federal statistics on most subjects
Kids Count | Statistics on children in the U.S.
Pew Research Center | Quick data on diverse topics of interest, organized by topic
RAND State Statistics | Statistical data from national, California state, county, city, and zip code levels. Available to Butte College students and staff from our databases
State Health Facts | From the Kaiser Family Foundation
Statistical Abstract of the United States | Historical national data book 1900-2012. Current editions available in print at the library
US Department of Agriculture ERS | State fact sheets provide information on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and exports, for each State in the United States.
World Bank Open Data | The Data Catalog provides download access to over 7,000 indicators from World Bank data sets.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) | From the Pew Center, research and information on climate change
A Discussion on Climate Change: Evidence and Causes | Free ebook provided by The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | Nobel Prize-winning organization on climate change
World Resources Institute | News, research, data, maps, tables, charts and analysis of human impact on the planet
Openstax College | Free online and low-cost print textbooks, peer-reviewed and written by professional content developers.
California Building Codes | Links to Residential , Access Compliance, School, Hospitals and Clinic Construction
California State Board of Food and Agriculture | Addresses key issues that are of importance to California's farmers and ranchers, community stakeholders, and citizens
International Building Codes | Free building codes
Sweet's General Building & Renovation Catalogs | Free to register and use
Thomas' Register | Information on companies, manufacturers, products and services in the U.S.
Butte County Bicycle Plan | Includes route maps and planned routes (2011)
Butte County Transit | The B-Line
ILP2 | Internet Public Library 2
Open Directory Project: ODP | Human-edited directory of the Web with over 1,000,000 categories
Refdesk | Provides quality, credible, and current web-based reference resources