Useful Links


Autism Spectrum

AANE Asperger’s Syndrome Network
A personal blog by a psychology major who lives with the condition:

Books/Book Clubs

Oprah’s Book Club


The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children’s literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards.

Bookology Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Children’s Literature

Carol Hurst
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics

Fantastic Fiction                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search box above to search for an author or book inforrmation on over 500,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.

Literature Place:
A variety of literature-based resources and purchase options for teachers, school librarians, parents, and homeschoolers. Provides access to the most comprehensive collection of hands-on instructional resources that support the reading of whole books. The database is available for use by visitors, however, the resources for the program must be purchased. Offers a subscription.

Nancy Keane
The most comprehensive booklist site available (In my opinion). ATN (All Together Now) reading lists were started in 1996 for librarians not only to use as a resource but to contribute as well.

Library Goddesses
We all have booklists, we all create booklists…So, let’s share them…in one place which is easily accessible to anyone and everyone all the time. Collaborate and share your knowledge of books with other librarians from across the US and Canada.

Book Adventure:
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning. Visit the Teacher’s Lounge link to find links to lists including Lists, Awards, and Reviews.

Guys Read:
Jon Scieszka’s website. He says, “Guysread is a web-based literacy program I’ve made to help boys find stuff they like to read.”

Kids Read:
Kidsreads is the best place on the web for kids to find info about their favorite books, series and authors.

Literature Place
Makes available a variety of literature-based resources and purchase options to teachers, school librarians, parents, and home-schoolers.  One of the the most comprehensive collections of hands-on instructional resources that support the reading of whole books.

Random House:
Random House vendor’s website; has some great search tools.


Business Related

LinkedIn Profinder:

Search for freelance professionals


North American Industry Classification System – find your NAICS and SIC code

How to build a small business website with WordPress.  Also how to create a blog, reviews of web hosts.

College information

2020 Best Colleges Online

Guide to Online Schools is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S.

Affordable Colleges Online

With the advances of adaptive technologies and trend toward progressive legislation, prospective college students with disabilities now have countless resources available to make their transition to postsecondary education less stressful. Below, find specific information and resources on a variety of different disabilities, learn how to make the transition into the workforce easier, and find out what your legal rights on campus are.

Consumer Information


Cell Phone Plans Data Usage Calculator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Use our cell phone data usage calculator to estimate your monthly data usage

First Gov for Consumers


Family Crafts:
Find a large selection of free craft projects sorted by theme. Make crafts related to everything from animals to transportation. Perfect to help you plan a special birthday party or add a creative touch to your lesson plans.

ABC Teach
This is the place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers. Free Printables: 5000+ free printable pages and worksheets. Subscription required for many of the resources, however much of it is free to visitors.

Activities for Kids: provides information regarding family activities, childcare, private schools, after school activities, and products and services for your children, all within your state or area code.

A to Z Kids Stuff:
Offers free lessons and activities for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, and School-Age children. This sight also includes links to reviews of Children’s music, movies, and books.

Colorbook Fun:
A division of, ColoringBookFun is still the largest free coloring page site on the internet.

Coloring Pages:
Free Printable Coloring Pages – You can choose from hundreds of printable coloring pages for kids!
Find rich, hands-on learning experiences that can be searched by subject, theme, grade, media, and completion time.

DLTK’s Kids:
DLTK’s Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of your children’s favorite cartoon characters.

Enchanted Learning:
Produces children’s educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. Full of craft ideas, coloring pages, and other reproducible.

Family Fun:
Great ideas. Practical advice. Fun stuff to do. Lots of activities and crafts sorted by theme or age group.

First School:
First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age. The preschool crafts, lesson plans, and activities are appropriate and adaptable for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten level (ages 2 to 6).

Ivy Joy:
Coloring books, lots of links, and a coloring sheet search engine.

Curriculum Resources

Super Teacher Worksheets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Classroom worksheets up to Grade 5.

Think Infinity:
Provides one-stop shopping, in English and Spanish, for K-12 teachers looking for standards-based lessons and resources.

Free Computer Tutorials

If you are new to the computer, don’t worry. We can help. These tutorials will allow you to become comfortable with technology in no time.

Color in Colorado:
A goldmine of practical suggestions and activities for reaching and teaching ELL students in grades K-12.

LD Online:
LD Online houses an expansive collection of information and resources for parents and teachers as well as children and adults struggling with learning disabilities (LDs).

The Learning Page provides social studies teachers with primary documents to use in their classrooms, provided by the Library of Congress.

Adolescent Literacy–Up-to-date information and suggestions for helping struggling readers.

Highlights for High School
(MITOpenCourseWare): The “Highlights for High School” page offers challenging online instruction for students taking AP courses in biology, physics, and calculus.

Genealogy Web Sites
From Family Tree Maker:
(requires membership)

Family Search
Compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  This site has an extensive database of helpful genealogy tools and family trees:
Free online source for genealogy tools and family trees:
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet:

U.S. GenWeb

Hamblen County Genealogy

Hamblen County, Tennessee Genealogy

Tennessee Foundations

East Tennessee Foundation

Tennessee History/Genealogy Sites

Tennessee State Library and Archives:

Tennessee Civil War Source Book:

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture:

Tennessee County and City Links:

Government/Agency Web Sites

United States Government Agencies

First Gov for Consumers

White House:

Internal Revenue Service:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Social Security Administration:

State of Tennessee Government

Need an Attorney
Ask a Lawyer Fast. Free Help!  Online Tennessee Justice.


Tennessee has made a commitment to promoting good health in children from birth until age 21. It’s called the TENNderCARE program.

Official Site for the State of Tennessee:

Tennessee Blue Book:

Hamblen County Government

Hamblen County Government:

*Disclaimer: The material and links at this site are intended for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Consult your health professional for advice relating to a medical problem or condition.



Insurance for Drivers with Disabilities

Guide  to car insurance for drivers with disabilities



JOBS4TN:  Resources for job seekers and employers

LinkedIn Jobs:  Search job listings

LinkedIn Salary:  Search salary info. by career and location


Medical Information

Medline Plus
Free consumer health site with over 650 topics in both English and Spanish from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health:

NIH Senior Health
Health information for seniors from the National Institute of Health.  Special features include changing text size, contrast, and turning on speech
Information on federally and privately supported clinical research:

NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

American Heart Association
Covers all aspects of heart disease and stroke:
Quality cancer information on cancer topics:

Online directory of over 8,400 health-related organizations and other resources:
Provides information on pharmaceuticals, interactions, and herbals:

Drug Rehab Advice Center

Undersanding addiction and finding a rehab facility
Information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals:

Healthinfo Express at Your Library
Free service provided by the Quillen College of Medicine Library at ETSU: (click on Consumer Health Information/Send Us Your Consumer Health Question)

It’s a Sistah Thing–Fibroid Free is the Way to Be
Information on Fibroids, and especially African-American women who have fibroids:

Health Information Tennessee
Provides online access to official State of Tennessee data for births, deaths, population, nursing home and hospital facilities:

Policy Lab

Educating the public on various health topics and clinical trials
Up-to-date research about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.


United States Statistics and Data Sites

Ellis Island Passenger Records:

Social Security Death Index:

United States Census Bureau:

United States Vital Statistics – Birth, death, marriage, and divorce information:

Tennessee Statistics

Dialing Up Danger?  Cellphone use and Fatal car accidents in Tennessee


Test Preparation/Course Help Site

Learning Express Library
Offers test preparation and courses** for children and adults on the following subjects/topics:

ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service Careers, GED, SAT 2005, U.S. Citizenship and more!

Courses: Grammar for Writing, Practical Math, Reading Comprehension, Resume and Interview Skills, Basic Skills Courses with Spanish Instructions, and More!

Schools directory, career guide, and exam guide

Nurse Journal

Schools directory, Career information

Drivers Exams

Tennessee Department of Homeland Security – Driver Services Division


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