We are often asked to recommend websites that contain useful information, and will help you learn more about computers. Here are some of our favorites:
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Searching the Web
These are a couple of alternatives to Google, Yahoo, etc. Brainboost is an "answer engine", not a search engine. It answers the questions you type into the search box. Exalead is a search engine with lots of options. It offers previews of the web page that matches your search, and offers a way to narrow your results with options on the right side of the screen.
Finding People and Businesses
Search for individuals, businesses. Also offers a reverse search (type in a phone number to find someone's location).
This website can be personalized to your location
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
If you're a weather buff…
Listen to the BBC radio on your computer
Internet Movie Database
The Internet Movie Database—look up information about movies, actors, etc.
The Louvre museum—look at paintings, sculpture…almost as if you were there!
Find links to museums in the U.S., throughout the world, and those that exist on-line only.
Health & Human Services- Healthfinder
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' guide to "reliable health information".
Information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
The Mayo Clinic
Many excellent medical resources, including a fast search for information about a specific condition or disease.
Voted one of the best medical websites by AARP and the Wall St. Journal. It's purpose is to combat medical myths and fallacies.
Websites for Seniors
National Institute of Health-Health Information for Seniors
Health information from the National Institutes of Health, designed with the older adult in mind.
A seniors' guide to health, housing, legal, financial, retirement, lifestyles, news and entertainment information on the World Wide Web.
A huge website, with lots of information and links. Scroll down and look for the Links – Senior link in the On the Web section.
Computers & Technology
Learn the Net
Discover how the web works.
Has a lot of information—click on the Technology link for help, tutorials, etc.
COMPUKISS (Computer World-Keeping it Short & Simple)
Although a busy-looking site, has lots of great information for beginners as well as for computer users of all skill levels. Offers a free e-newsletter with computer tips.
Sandy Berger's website. She is a nationally respected computer authority.
Another site with lots of information, not all of it computer-related. Click on the "Learning and Technology" link.
Down for Everyone or Just Me?
Ever get frustrated when you can't get to a website or see the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"? Now you can find out if the website is down, not working properly, or... if it's your computer. Click on the "Down for Everyone or Just Me?" link at the top of this paragraph, type in the website address you want to check (where it says "google.com"), and click on the underlined words "or just me". This website will tell you where the problem is.
Search for synonyms and antonyms.
Look up a word… any word…
The Quotations Page
Can't remember the rest of that quote, or who said it? Look it up here.
The Internet Public Library
The Internet library.
A free virtual library resource center for just about anyone exploring the Web for information.
Refdesk (Reference Desk)
Links to thousands of newspapers around the world, toll free numbers, an incredible amount of information. It is probably the "single best source for facts".
State of Colorado website
Colorado's official website. Lots of information here, including a "How Do I..." section.
The website for the U.S. Government. Links to information for Seniors, Teachers, Veterans, Consumers, and others.
Want to write to your U.S. Representative, or find out who she or he is?
You can also write to your U.S. Senator.
Find your Colorado (state) Senators and Representatives here.
Click on the left side of the screen to see your Senator or Representative.
Open Secrets-The Center for Responsive Politics
The source for information about elections and money.
The Libary of Congress-Thomas
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress