Resources for Research and Local Information

Snopes.com  the internet’s go-to source for discerning what is true and what is total nonsense. 

Politifact

Factcheck.org

American Press Institute

Washington Post Fact checker

Yellowstone National Park

 

NASA MAKES THEIR ENTIRE MEDIA LIBRARY PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AND COPYRIGHT FREE

 

Climate Crisis – Causes, Effects, & Solutions on Youtube:                                                                             Jim Lagomarsino and Meg Haight, Hardwick residents and members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, (CCL) a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

 
 

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GCFLearnFree.org offers free tutorials for the beginner or intermediate learner in technology basicsMicrosoft Officecomputer basicsInternet basicssocial media, reading, math and everyday life skills. 

Schoolhouse Blog https://schoolhouse.world/

Free online tutoring.  Get math homework and SAT help, join small SAT® prep groups, and more–100% free for students and teachers.

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Exceptional Web Sites for Children

Discover Business
Business Schools in Massachusetts and elsewhere

 

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A Library for the World’s Children

    Project Gutenberg  Free eBooks – Project Gutenberg

 

Free ebooks for Google Nexus

  Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

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The best free cultural and educational media on the web

 

THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC GUIDES

Use the following links to find articles from your favorite magazines, scholarly journals, and reference books, including Time, Newsweek, Science News, the Harvard Health Letter, The New York Times, Fodor’s Travel Guides, and more.

 

Gale Databases

New York Times Best Seller List

Topic Finder

Resources by Subject

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MLS | Stronger Together

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Free Genealogy Websites

https://www.genealogyexplained.com/basics/free-genealogy-websites/

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Boston Public Library     Boston Public Library Historic Resources

The Boston Public Library‘s history and genealogy collections are unique and vast. They have items about nearly every place in Massachusetts, and much of New England, including “more than 30,000 wide-ranging materials from the 17th–21st centuries.” There is more information here. Also take a peek at newspapers at the BPL.

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https://library.biblioboard.com/home

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Special Collections and University Archives

University Libraries | UMass Amherst

The Republican from 1844-1989

The Republican Archive

search deeds

William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Find A Grave is a website owned by Ancestry.com that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records.  It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers and then posts the photos on its website. Wikipedia
 
 
 
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https://www.qvcdc.org/

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation Mission: “To improve the quality of life in the Quaboag Valley by addressing the economic environmental, and social needs of its residents while maintaining the integrity and character of each community in the region.”

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Visit them on Facebook MassHire

MassHire Springfield, formerly FutureWorks, assists people in building skill sets to meet the needs of businesses. MassHire Springfield offers companies recruitment options from large job expos, to on site recruitment and workshops to advance job search and career training  options for individuals. 

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*information on healthcare education and career paths

*ways to afford college

*support to current healthcare professionals

  •  educate teens about potential jobs
  • encourage their job building skills for future employers with blog posts and other resources
  • provide teens with resume writing tips, job fair information, interviewing best practices, work permit info, volunteering opportunities, and other information to help them succeed
  •  spend countless hours researching and compiling information that teens need such as companies that hire teens by state, jobs for teens by age, work permit info, and more

the largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, providing workshops and education in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

 
 

Local Info  

Town of Hardwick Website – Provides information on municipal services, municipal government meetings, and other information of local interest.

My Town Government – Provides a listing of all upcoming municipal meetings in Hardwick, as well as an archive of past meeting minutes.

Quabbin Regional School District – Information about the Hardwick and regional school system.

Hardwick Town Fair – Learn more about one of our nations oldest traditional town fairs, hosted annually in Hardwick each summer.

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation –   a non-profit organization committed to economic development and helping small businesses grow and prosper     QVCDC      413-967-3001          23 West Main Street, Ware, MA 01082

 

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Voter Registration Forms

These tools for libraries were built through a partnership with vote.org and were made possible through a grant from Non-Profit Vote.

You can use them to register to vote on your library’s website. They are free to use and are available to use by voters in all 50 states!

Register to vote tool

Absentee ballot tool

Check registration tool

Election reminders tool

 
 
Family TIES is a project of the Federation for Children with Special Needs, funded by and in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Division for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
 
Health Sites suggested by Baystate Health Services:
Better Health Channel – https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/
FamilyDoctor.org – http://familydoctor.org/
HealthLinkBC – https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases -https://www.niddk.nih.gov/
NHS – www.nhs.uk

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