A few Internet resources that are interesting, contain useful information, or supplement the materials within our physical library.
Arts and Entertainment
GuideLive - Arts & Entertainment in Dallas/Ft. Worth from the Dallas Morning News
On TV Tonight - Guide to American TV listings
Richardson Community Arts Activities
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Wind Symphony
The Dallas Opera
Richardson Community Band
Richardson Symphony Orchestra
Art & Museums
Arts in Richardson
Dallas Museum of Art
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth
Kimbell Art Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
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.
Reading & Writing
BOOKbabble book discussion groups
Book Movement - web site for book clubs
REAL Reads nonfiction book discussion group
DFW area book clubs
Dallas Area Writers Group
Litsy - an online reading community
Texas Writers Groups
Writers Guild of Texas
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
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-Ft. 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.
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Legal assistance with a variety of issues.
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.
Computer 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
Consumer Reports - Consumer product ratings and research for home, health, electronics, etc.
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.
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
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!
NARI Greater Dallas - Remodeling
GuideStar - The Donor's Guide to Charities and Nonprofits
Bankrate.com - Tools and information for better financial decision-making
Charity Navigator - Independent charity evaluator
Consumer Price Index
United States Postal Service
PeopleSmart - Search by name, phone, email, or address
GED/English as a Second Language (ESL)
LIFT (Literacy Instruction of Texas)
Richardson Adult Literacy Center
Texas Education Agency GED information page
Study Guides and Test Information Database
Varsity Learning Tools - Flashcards, practice tests, and other learning resources for GED, GMAT, ASVAB, SAT and more.
School Districts and Universities
Dallas County Community College District
Dallas Baptist University
Paul Quinn College
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
FinAid the Financial Aid Information page
fastWEB! (Financial Aid Search Through the Web)
Texas colleges and Financial Aid
FAFSA on the Web - Online access to "Free Applications for Federal Student Aid" which determines eligibility for Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, Federal Work Study, & Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, with links to information about these programs.
DFW International Scholarship Guide for New Americans and Minorities
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
City of Richardson
Council Meeting Documents and Video
Code of Ordinances
City of Plano
City of Garland
City of Dallas
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 Legislature Online
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
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
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
Center for Responsive Politics
Project Vote Smart
League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters of Texas
League of Women Voters of Richardson
National Library of Medicine
Texas Department of Health
Texas Health Care Information Council - Includes information about Texas HMOs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
Health Care Plan Ratings - Ratings on health insurance in each state by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Doctors and Hospitals
American Hospital Directory
American Medical Association Doctor Finder
QuackWatch Home Page
American Medical Association
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
Partnership For A Drug-Free America
Go Ask Alice!
OncoLink - a University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center resource
RxList - The Internet Drug Index
USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
New England Journal of Medicine
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
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career information for hundreds of occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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
City of Richardson employment announcements
Dallas Fort Worth Employment
Federal Jobs Digest - Federal government job listings
Glassdoor - Jobs, reviews, and more
JOBview Dallas/Ft. Worth
Texas Workforce Commission
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
Dallas County Community College libraries
Collin County Community College Library
News, Newspapers, & Magazines
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)
Dallas Morning News
Star-Telegram (Ft. Worth TX.)
Plano Star Courier (Plano, TX)
National and International newspapers
Dallas Business Journal
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
Dallas Love Field
The National Park Service
Trinity Railway Express
North Texas Tollway Authority