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Websites chosen by our reference librarians

For quick answers to questions like "What is Aunt Myrna's zip code?", check out the Facts Look-Up sites. For Web sites about specific topics try the Business, Employment, Health, and Consumer sites listed below.

Round Rock Public Library and The City of Round Rock do not endorse or verify any of the Web sites or the information they present.

 Business and Finance

Annual Report Gallery Selected company annual reports
Associations on the Net (Internet Public Library) Guide to web sites of prominent organizations and associations, organized by subject, and briefly annotated.
Bureau of Business Research Provides essential research and information about Texas industries, from The University of Texas at Austin.
Bureau of Economic Analysis  Provides data about national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy. Provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 
Business Information (UT-Austin Libraries) Comprehensive listing of business-related sites chosen by the business librarians at The University of Texas at Austin.
CNN MoneyInformation about: markets & stocks, company news, economy, world business, technology, commentary, personal finance, mutual funds.  
Edgar (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) Searches SEC filings.  Other features include: investor assistance and complaints and small business information. 
Texas Business and Industry Data Center  Economic data and statistics from the Texas Office of Economic Development and Tourism and the US Census; includes databases, news, and a subject index. 
Texas Economic Development and Tourism (Governor’s Office)  Information about state economic development, business advocacy, economic research, and tourism. 
Texas Small Business Development Center  The Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. Counseling, research, and professional business consulting available free of charge. Round Rock and Austin offices.
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers  Register for free to search 155,000 companies, 60,000 product & service classification headings and 124,000 brand names. Free access to all Thomas publishing web sites: Thomas Food Industry Register, Thomas Regional Directories, Thomas Register of European Manufacturers, etc.  
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Homepage  Provides free access to trademark and patent databases.  
Value Line  Provides stocks, investment, and educational information. Premium services require a subscription. 
Yahoo Finance  

Collection of links to financial information such as news, stock quotes, historical stock prices, and market reviews.  

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 Computer Help

  Computer Tutorials 

TLN Technology CommitteeFree, self-paced, beginner level computer skill building tutorials for those who have never used a computer before.
Disponible en Español.
Microsoft TrainingFree self-paced training courses, demos, and interactive guides for all Microsoft Office 2010, 2007, and 2003 programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access).
Goodwill Community Foundation InternationalProvides self-paced lessons as well as instructor-led classes. Create a free account to register for the online classes.

  Keyboarding Tutorials 

Goodtyping.comFree online typing course.
Cursomeca.comCurso de mecanografía gratis por Internet.

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Consumers

Better Business Bureau of Central Texas

The Better Business Bureau creates a community of trust and dependability by promoting ethical relationships between companies and their customers. Find business reviews, business member pages, and other useful information at this Web site.

ConsumerSearch.com An About.com Web site that collects and rates consumers' product reviews; organized by product type.
SafeShopping.org American Bar Association's Web site that provides educational information to help consumers use online commerce safely
Texas Attorney General - Consumer ProtectionTexas consumer protection from the state Attorney General's office. Get product information, file a complaint, or learn about Texas protection laws.
Texas Lemon LawsTexas lemon laws provided by the Texas Dept. of Transportation.
Texas Online - Consumer Protection Links

Texas Consumer Protection Resources

Texas Unclaimed Property List     

Search for unclaimed property or call 800-654-3463 or 512-463-3120. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts publishes an annual list of abandoned property. Search the list to begin the claims process. No deadline exists for filling a claim.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website lets consumers find safety information, product recalls, and articles about  safety regulations. Also available en Español.

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 eBooks

  Free eBooks 

Internet ArchiveThe Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of free fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Barnes & NobleFree eBooks available from Barnes & Noble.
Amazon free eBooksFree classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books from Amazon.
Google BooksFind the classics at Google Books. You may also search and then select to view only free books.

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 Employment

  Austin & Central Texas 

  Cities 

City of Austin JobsCity of Austin Jobs
City of Bastrop Jobs City of Bastrop Jobs
City of Cedar Park Jobs  City of Cedar Park Jobs  
City of Georgetown Jobs City of Georgetown Jobs
City of Pflugerville Jobs City of Pflugerville Jobs 
City of Round Rock JobsCity of Round Rock Jobs
City of San Marcos Jobs  City of San Marcos Jobs

  Counties

Hays County Jobs  Hays County Jobs 
Travis County Jobs  Travis County Jobs
Williamson County Jobs Williamson County Jobs 

  Newspaper Classifieds 

Austin American Statesman Online Austin American Statesman Jobs
Austin Chronicle Austin Chronicle Jobs 

  Other Employment Sites

AustinJobs.com   Website dedicated to Austin area jobs
University of Texas at Austin Employment University of Texas at Austin Jobs
Jobing.com Jobing.com

  Texas 

Job-Hunt Texas Features comprehensive state-wide resources and screened job listings. 
Texas Work Force Commission: Work in Texas  Search state government and private sector jobs. Link to online job applications, job listings and other job hunting information.  

  National Job Sites 

CareerOneStop CareerOneStop allows searching by category or keyword, then by zip code or state for geographic location. 
Monster.com Monster.com
Lists over 200,000 jobs, including international job listing.
Careerbuilder.com Careerbuilder.com
Net-Temps Temporary jobs-both full-time and contract jobs.   
All Star Jobs - The Career Directory 

All Star Jobs - The Career Directory includes a section on jobs in Canada.

Employment Guide Employment Guide
Thingamajob Thingamabob
Job Bank USA Job Bank USA
Resume Writing Services Tips, tools, and articles about writing and distributing resumes. 

  Employment Trends 

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online The Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook Online provides information about occupations, employment forecasts, and earnings.  
Occupational Employment Statistics The Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics provides wage estimates by occupations by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
Salary Surveys Find links to salary surveys grouped by professions.  
America's Careers InfoNet 


Find information about wages and trends by career category.

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Fact Look Up

  Dictionaries, Thesauri, & Guides

BabbelLearn languages online, using images, sound, and text. Sign up for a free account to save your vocabulary and get reminders to refresh your skills. A social aspect allows you to use your new language with others.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Provides links to the major style guides for citing sources. OWL covers the APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual of Style formats and include style and citation examples.
Merriam-Webster OnlineOnline version of the well-known, general purpose dictionary.
Specialty Dictionaries   Each specialty dictionary covers specific topics, such as anthropology, business, and theater.
Webopedia Dictionary containing computer and Internet definitions.

  Directories

AnyWho Search for toll-free numbers, yellow and white pages, and reverse lookup (using phone number to look for address and name) from AT&T.
Texas Area Codes  Find Texas phone area codes.
InfoSpace Infospace listings include yellow pages, white pages, classifieds, businesses, city guides.
Worldwide Phone Numbers Searchable international telephone directories, yellow pages and white pages.
ZIPCODES +4 Directory Provided by the US Postal Service. Look up zip codes, buy stamps, track mailed items, calculate rates.

  Information

About.comSubject guides for a wide range of topics iwhich include: arts/literature, computer/technology, education, hobbies/games, jobs/careers,  money, health/fitness, homework help, etc.  
Handbook of Texas Online

The Handbook of Texas is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Information Please  Information Please contains an almanac, timelines, biographies, and databases as well as the Columbia Encyclopedia.
Internet Public Library

Provides a comprehensive subject guide to the Web. All links and pages have been evaluated by librarians.

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Health Information

   Guides to Health Information on the Web

MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web SurfingAn information guide to assist in evaluating the quality of health information
National Library of Medicine Guide to Finding Health Information Guide to finding health information provided by the United States National Library of Medicine.

   Portals to Health Information

WebMDWebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
PubMed A database of articles about health and medical care, from the National Library of Medicine. If you have a Round Rock Public Library  card, use the extra features available with our subscription to EBSCO Medline. For all others, the free Web version is at PubMed Central.
MedlinePlus MedlinePlus supplies consumers’ health information from the National Library of Medicine.
Disponible en Español.
Texas Medical Association Health Information  Health information for consumers and health professionals from the Texas Medical Association.
Texas Department of Aging and Disability ServicesSearch for and compare health services for seniors.

The National Library of Medicine suggests the following starting points for health information Web searching:   

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information

National Institutes of Health links to health/medical information in publications and fact sheets, databases, and other resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control links to health statistics, travelers' health guides, information on diseases and health topics. 
Disponible en Español

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food and Drug Administration links to background and regulatory information about drugs, food,  cosmetics, medical devices, and radiological health. 

Healthfinder®

Healthfinder provides links to reliable consumer health and human services information (online publications, clearinghouses, databases, support and self--help groups, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations).

The National Health Information Center (NHIC)  

The National Health Information Center is a referral service with information about federally funded clearinghouses and information centers.

   Medicare/Medicaid

MedicareThe official Medicare site.
Disponible en Español.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS)  Information about Medicare or Medicaid services provided by the US Dept. of Health & Human Services.
Social Security Online - MedicareMedicare Information site.
Texas Medicaid Texas Medicaid information.

  Mental Health Information

Mental Health America of Texas Mental Health America of Texas reaches out to communities across Texas to promote mental health, prevent mental disorders, and improve the care and treatment of people with mental illnesses through education and advocacy.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

NAMI is a grassroots mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Disponible en Español

NAMI Texas

NAMI Texas is the state branch of NAMI, a national grassroots mental health advocacy group.

Disponible en Español

NAMI Austin

NAMI Austin is the local branch of the national mental health advocacy group NAMI.
National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Mental Health Home
“Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.”

  Health Reference

Internet Public Library-Medications & Pharmaceuticals References High quality reference for medications & pharmaceuticals from the Internet Public Library.
MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary Comprehensive and easy to use medical dictionary.
Multilingual Glossary of Medical terms 

Multilingual glossary of medical terminology for Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish 

Texas Health Care Information Collection
Center for Health Statistics
 

State of Texas website provides information on the performance of HMOs and Hospitals.

 

Comparing Texas HMOs 2011 and Guide to Texas HMO Quality 2012HMO comparison reports and HMO quality reports are available from the Texas State Office of Public Insurance Counsel.

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Legal

State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas
Among its many functions, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, advances the quality of legal services to the public, fosters the role of the legal profession in serving the public, and provides professional services to State Bar members.
Texas Law Help
Lawyer Referral Service of Central TexasLegal Line is available on every first Tuesday of the month. Obtaining good, simple legal advice from attorney volunteers who answer legal questions and give brief legal advice is easy. Bilingual (English/Spanish) attorneys are available.
Guide to Texas Court Forms

Texas Court Forms
Use this handy resource for legal forms for county level courts.

Travis County Online Legal Research LinksOnline links to federal, state, and local legal resources. State and local courts, statutes, and ordinances may be found here.
Williamson County Legal Forms
  • Forms for eviction, small claims, justice court, deed restrictions, traffic, and juvenile proceedings.
  • Forms for plaintiff's original petition, pleas, and forcible detainer.
Round Rock Municipal Court FormsMunicipal Court Forms
A comprehensive collection of forms for proceedings in Round Rock's Municipal Court.
Municode.comThe City of Round Rock Code of Ordinances may be found at this website.

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