Web Reference Resources
Animals and Pets
AMVA American Medical Veterinary Association
Provides animal health information and brochures on such topics as pet selection, common diseases, traveling with pets, vaccinations, disaster preparedness, etc.
ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Provides pet care information, animal poison control, guide for kids and pets, pet care videos, ASPCA store, and more.
Clinton County SPCA
View available pets, get information about boarding pets, learn how to become a friend or volunteer, get pet emergency information or link to other resources.
The Merck Veterinary Manual
Reference for animal care information offers advanced searching, featuring searches by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword.
Articles on cats and dogs, Encylopedias of Canine and Feline Veterinary Medicine, ask a vet online service and a free symptom checker.
Car and Driver
Provides information, research and review on cars. Extension of the magazine.
Edmunds Automobile Buyer’s Guides
Automobile prices car reviews and ratings.
Standard source for car prices, reviews and research.
Automobile prices, specs, pictures, reviews and more.
Fuel Economy Guide
Official U.S. Government source for fuel economy information. Compare cars by gas mileage, fuel cost and more. Includes hybrids, electrical, diesel vehicles and more.
Includes videos of featured biographies from the television series Biography, short biographies with links to further information, news and celebrity photos.
Dead or Alive
Tracks whether famous people are still alive or have passed away.
Infoplease – Biography
Provides access to over 30,000+ biographies. Search by name or category.
Who’s Alive and Who’s Dead
Biographical information for celebrities (living & deceased) from all fields.
Official Business link to the U.S. government.
Center for Business Planning
Business plan templates and links to other business resources.
Clinton County Economic Partnership
Find out about membership in this local business promotion organization. Also Check Industrial/Commercial Development section of this site for facts and demographics on Clinton County, available property, relocation information and more.
Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.
Membership organization that promotes businesses located in downtown Lock Haven. It provides business assistance, links to local resources important in locating a business downtown, and demographics for the Lock Haven area.
Offers marketing tips and business ideas from the magazine. Extension of the magazine.
Explains the process, use, and calculations of factoring for business and accounting.
Directory lists franchises for sale.
Provides a basic directory of companies, industries and executives free. More in depth services are available for a fee. Extension of the magazine.
U.S. NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Manual
NAICS is the federal government standard for classifying business establishments in order to collect, analyze and publish statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. The manual includes definitions for each industry, background information, and tables.
PA Open for Business
Pennsylvania entrepreneur’s one-stop access to business information resources, financial incentives, forms, publications, online business registration, and more.
Expert business startup advice and to access other resources for entrepreneurs including online business seminars, tools, and templates.
SEDA – Council of Governments
Public development organization that helps counties, communities, companies and individuals in 11 Pennsylvania counties in such fields as transportation, international sales, information technology, and financial packaging.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Federal government organization provides programs and services to help entrepreneurs succeed in their businesses, including free online training, SBA publications, access to small business laws and regulations, and small business news.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Lock Haven University
Part of a national program that provides training seminars, one-on-one management counseling, loan & grant information and more for entrepreneurs.
Find manufacturers, distributors and service providers. Extension of the Thomas Register.
Ultimate Trade Show Directory
Find trade shows by industry, date, city, state and country. Get location, date and link to the trade show.
Career / Job Search
Centre Daily Times – Career Builder
Provides job ads from the Centre Daily times and many more jobs listings through Career Builder, a full job search management service.
Commonwealth Workforce Development System – Pennsylvania Career Link
Helps jobseekers and employers link up. Its services for individuals include job finding, getting vocational rehabilitation, resume assistance, researching careers and finding training.
Browse for jobs, create a resume, find job hunt strategy and interview advice, research careers and more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Official U.S. government handbook. Research specific occupations, including the training and education needed, average earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions and more.
Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation
Helps claimants file for unemployment compensation services in Pennsylvania.
The Express – Jobs
Provides the classified jobs ads from The Lock Haven Express, Williamsport Sun Gazette, Lewistown Sentinal, Altoona Mirror, as well as individual local employers. It offers many online tools for conducting and managing your job search.
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Check out a business, file a complaint or to find and get a quote or bid from a BBB accredited business.
Consumer Action Website – Federal Citizen Information Center
Assistance in dealing with consumer problems or complaints. Includes consumer tips, information on how and where to file a complaint, consumer news, sample complaint letters and more.
Do Not Call Registry (national)
Place your home or mobile phone on a national Do Not Call registry and to file complaints against telemarketers.
Federal Consumer Information Center
A one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services, covering such topic areas as federal programs, employment, housing, health, and more.
Find 800 phone numbers for live business and customer service reps.
LIVE in Pennsylvania – Taxes & Finances – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania site
Links to information on property tax relief, Pennsylvania tax forgiveness, licensed financial institution search, identity theft action plan and more
National Consumer Law Center
Help in getting legal assistance, for brochures and guides on consumer law issues, and for links to other useful legal sites.
Provides recall information on all types of products.
Wise Giving Alliance – Better Business Bureau (BBB)
check out a charity to see if it meets the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for charitable giving, request an evaluation of a charity, check BBB reports on the charity and to make complaints about a charity.
College profiles, to find scholarships and Internet admissions applications for college programs.
Find online schools, bargain textbooks, teaching online, and more.
Educator’s Reference Desk
Includes resource guides, lesson plans, question archives as well as access to educational materials and ERIC, the Education Resources Information Clearinghouse database.
View videos and featured episodes online, find related links, classroom study guides, recommended articles, and more.
Keystone Central School District
Kids.gov – The Official Kid’s Portal to the U.S. Government
Provides calendars; events listings; district, administration and school board information; staff directory, lunch menus, and links to individual school’s websites
Links to government and other kid’s sites organized by grade level and by educators. It features Site of the Month and Hot Topics by academic subject.
The Math Forum @ Drexel: People Learning Math Together
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Site for students, teachers, parents and others who need easy-to-understand explanations of how to solve math problems and advice on teaching math.
Educators and interested individuals can check this site for Dept. of Education news and information.
The Science Club – A Non-Profit Educational Corporation
Site for kids, parents and teachers. It includes science fair and other science projects as well as links to fun and international science sites, science suppliers, stores and catalogs, and to K-12 science education resources.
Smithsonian Institution (SI)
Provides access to the SI resources, including over 4 million records with 265,900 images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources. Also view Smithsonian Channel videos online.
Math review material for high school, college students and adult learners. You can get homework help and refresh your memory or prepare for a test.
Music recordings by categories, such as new releases, artist, pop genres, top composers, countries, and more. Listen to recordings, get review and artist information, purchase recordings.
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
Movie information and reviews, view trailers, and view movies via subscription. Search for movies now playing, by type, location, genre and more.
Pandora: Internet Radio
Personalized internet radio station that is designed to help you discover new music you'll love mixed in with music you already know.
Provides old and new movie reviews, ranked movie lists, celebrity information, current and upcoming box office listings, pictures and movie trailers.
Genealogy and Local History
Clinton County Historical Society – Research and Publications
Research services, hours and tours.
Clinton County Genealogical Society
Provides information about the society’s research services and other genealogical resources. It offers a guide to the cemeteries, burial places, and locations of human remains; family histories; county histories; veterans listings and more.
Family Search – provided by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Provides free family history, family tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world, including online birth, marriage, death, census, church and other indexes.
National Archives for Genealogists / Family Historians
Articles, finding aids, and other helpful information in preparing for genealogical research at the National Archives. National Archives holdings include such records census, military, immigration (Ship Passenger Lists), naturalization records, etc.
PA Department of Education – Bureau of State Library – Genealogy and History
The State Library offers many online resources, including a wide variety of indexes, genealogies, state and county histories, atlases, land warranty maps, ship lists, and compilations of church and cemetery records
Use Rootsweb to share your genealogical research and connect with others who are researching their families.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Search passenger lists and to learn about the immigrant experience, get free charts and forms, find helpful sites and more.
CIA World Factbook
Provides vital data on 266 countries from a wide variety of US Government agencies and hundreds of published sources. It includes many types of maps as well as flags of the world.
Dictionary of Units of Measurement
Various units of measurement.
Flags the World
Devoted to the study of flags. It contains more than 86,000 images of flags of countries, organizations, states, territories, districts and cities, past and present.
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Provides grammar and writing help.
Itools: Quick Access to the Best Internet Tools
Presidents of the United States
Provides access to an array of online tools, including search engines, dictionaries, translators, fact and theory finders, currency converters, maps and driving directions, phone number and email address finders, and more.
Provides facts about U. S. presidents’ lives and time in office.
Stain removal suggestions for all types of stains.
City of Lock Haven
City information, a listing of city officials, departments and contacts, services, ordinances, meetings, comprehensive plan and more.
Clinton County Government
Provides information about County Departments and services.
Find your Legislator
Find your legislator, by zip code or by county.
Streamlines finding and printing forms from any Federal agency.
Pennsylvania State Government
Everything that has to do with Pennsylvania state government.
Pennsylvania State Senate
Official site of the State Senate includes listings of officers, leadership and members of the Senate; committees; legislative transcripts; map of senate districts; live senate sessions and more.
USA.Gov: Government Made Easy
One-stop-shopping site for the Federal Government. Get services, explore topics, find agencies, contact agencies and officials, etc.
Health / Medical
Healthfinder.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides a quick guide to healthy living, personal health tools, health information and news, and a services and information finder.
Reviewed and up-to-date, easy-to-understand information for parents, kids and teens.
Medline Plus - U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Llearn about the latest treatments and clinical trials, look up drugs or supplements, view medical videos or illustrations, get links to the latest medical research on your topic and more.
Merck Manuals Online Medical Library – Home Edition for Patients & Caregivers
Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment; as well as information about prognosis.
PubMed - U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Provides timely and credible health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.
Whole Health MD
WholeHealthMD.com is dedicated to providing the best in complementary and alternative medicine. Its information is developed by a team of leading board- certified doctors and specialists.
Hospital & Physician Databases
AMA (American Medical Association) Doctor Finder
Online physician locator. Helps to find a perfect match for your medical needs. Provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABM) – Is Your Doctor Certified?
Go to this site to determine the board certification status of a doctor.
Internet Reference Sites
ipl2: Information You Can Trust
The result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). The goal of ipl2 is to maintain a balanced and broadly representative collection of websites for information, reference and research.
Law & Government
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Allows you to search attorneys who are admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, and find out an attorney's status or if an attorney has been subjected to public discipline.
Find definitions for legal terms.
Online guide to legal information and legal services in pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Code Online
Searchable online version of the Pennsylvania Code. Use it to check laws in Pennyslvania.
Downtown Lock Haven, Inc.
Find downtown businesses, including shops, restaurants, and service businesses.
Maps & Travel Information
About Us Travel Library
An international information-sharing site that seeks to provide accurate, interesting and up-to-date travel information about destinations, hotels, and vacation rentals useful in planning your next holiday.
SmarterTravel: Information and Inspiration
The largest online travel resource for unbiased travel news, deals, and timely expert advice.
National Telephone Directories
A digital directory to businesses, locations, and people that utilizes the Yellow Pages and White Pages.
Centre Daily Times (State College)
The Express (Lock Haven)
Sun Gazette (Williamsport)
Provides links to thousands of world newspapers online.
Pennsylvania Newspapers – onlinenewspapers.com
Will take you to any Pennsylvania newspaper online quickly.
Pennsylvania Funding & Grants
Provides current and historical stock quotes and publicly traded company and industry news.
A service of CNN, Fortune and Money, offering many personal finance tools, including a dept reduction planner, a savings calculator, investment news and tips, retirement guides and calculators, real estate news and tips, mortgage aids and more.
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Bank information, including FDIC insurance status, historical information, location and branches, Web site address, foreclosure information and more.
HUD.GOV – U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Help with avoiding foreclosure, finding rental assistance, and to learn about reverse mortgages for seniors.
Provides Kiplinger’s stock screener, investments tips and tools, income tax tips, insurance guides, home budget worksheets, retirement savings calculator and more.
Lock Haven University
One of the 12 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
Penn State University
Located in State College, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn Tech)
Affiliate of Penn State and located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Kestone Central School District
Lock Haven Catholic School
Walnut Street Christian School
Located in Avis, Pennsylvania.
Home Schooling in PA
Home Education and Private Tutoring information from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Social Services Programs
Child Care and Early Education – PA Dept. of Public Welfare
Assists people who are looking for help to pay child care expenses, or who need help figuring out how to care for and educate a young child.
Child Support Program – PA Dept. of Public Welfare
Clinton County Veteran’s Affairs
Covers locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity; establishing support orders; enforcing Support Orders, monitoring & distributing child support payments and laws and legislation and more.
Check this site for information about the Lock Haven Veterans Affairs office, and members benefits on a county, state and federal level, contact information and other links for veterans.
COMPASS: Access to Health and Human services – PA Dept. of Public Welfare
Online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs, including medical assistance, CHIP, cash assistance, home energy assistance, school meals and more.
Social Security Online – U.S. Social Security Administration
Provides information about and allows you to apply for Social Security/retirement benefits, disability benefits, and a Social Security card and more.
Veterans Benefits Administration, U. S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Answers to frequently asked questions, benefits fact sheets, V.A. forms and more.
Tax Information & Forms
IRS.gov, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
Print tax forms and publications, electronically file your tax return, check on your refund, find out about recent tax changes, etc.
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Individuals or tax professionals can use this site to print PA tax forms and publications. E-services are available to file a state tax return or report, make a payment, view a filing history, or check a tax refund or property tax/rent rebate claim status.
CNN Technology Column
News and reviews of the latest technology from CNN.com
Articles and information on the subjects of science and technology from the popular magazine.
An online and print source for technology innovations and trends in gaming, cars, gadgets, entertainment, politics, and culture.
An online and print source to automotive care, Do-It-Yourself projects, tools, and home improvements.
Provides maps and driving directions, yellow pages and local information.
Provides online tools and articles for trip planning, including a campground directory with reservations links, a national parks directory, maps, weather conditions information and an outdoor attractions finder.
Provides trip-planning service to recreation sites managed by federal agencies, including parks, lakes, forests and museums. It offers interactive maps, schedules of planned events, reservations service, information on entrance fees and more.