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Photo of a magnifying glassAugust is Research Matters Month at Westlake Porter Public Library!

It's a great time to explore the many information resources provided through WPPL, including ebooks, databases and helpful websites.

Throughout the month we will have programs and games highlighting many of our resources. You can follow the clues in our Online Scavenger Hunt and submit your answers for a chance to win a prize. We also have a crossword puzzle for you to solve!

The Research Resources page is a great place to start your exploration!

Recommended Web Sites

Here are our picks of useful and interesting Web sites categorized by topic.

Notice: The links in this area are not maintained by Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL). The linked sites are not under WPPL's control and the library is not responsible for the contents of linked sites, or any links contained in a linked sites, or any changes or updates to such sites. WPPL provides these links only as a convenience. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by WPPL of the site.

Automobiles: Purchasing, owning, operating motor vehicles can raise many questions. Find some answers using these sites!

Biography: The lives of people of the present and the past.

Business/Finance: A selection of excellent sites dealing with business, investing, and personal finance.

Career/Employment: Here's a long list of sites helpful in starting a career or seeking employment.

Census Data: Sites featuring information gathered and tabulated from the most recent Census of the United States.

Cleveland Area: The subject here is the Greater Cleveland Area, its past, present, and future.

Cleveland Entertainment: Sites that give details of some of the Cleveland area's finest places for fun.

Colleges and Universities: General information about college entrance exams, ratings of institutions of higher learning, and links to selected colleges and universities.

Company Information: Online information sources concerning businesses.

Consumer Information: Here is a collection of Web sites of use to those who purchase goods and services of many kinds.

Entertainment: Music, movies, events...

Evaluating the Internet: More accurately, how do we decide what is fact, what is fiction, who to trust, and where to go for reliable information on the Web? This page and these sites can help you make wise choices.

Family and Home Life: Information of help to parents.

Food: A list of Web sites about cooking and food.

Gardening: Short list of gardening sites.

Genealogy Resources: The Web is rich with information about ancestry. Take a look at these selections if you seek to find the roots of your family tree.

Government: Web sites about and by government: International, Federal, State, Local.

Growing Older: Resources for people 55+ and those who care for them.

Health and Medical: Here's a grand list of online resources for reliable information about health maintenance and medical care.

History: Sites galore for seekers of historical knowledge!

Holidays: Thanksgiving; Christmas, Hanukkah, Etc.

Home Improvement: Here are some resources for those who want to do it themselves or just figure out what they want to get done!

Homework Help: A great collection of sites that can help stumped students with their homework.

Internet Help: Sites that can help newbies learn how to better use their computers and the World Wide Web.

Legal: Sites with information about the law, how to find a lawyer, courts, etc.

Libraries: Our list of select library Web sites.

Museums: Museum Web sites both near and far!

News: Choice selection of mostly local print, broadcast, and online news resources.

Real Estate: Real estate companies, mortgage lenders, home location guides, and more...

Reference Resources: Many sites are listed here that can help you find the answers to diverse and unusual questions!

Search (Meta) Tools: In a Google world there remain other excellent ways to search the Web. Several are listed here.

Science: A selection of Web sites on various scientific topics.

Sports: Here is a selection of sites dealing with (mostly) professional sports of many kinds.

Taxes: Need a form? Questions about taxes at 3 AM? Use the Web to locate help with troublesome but necessary taxes!

Teacher Resources: These sites offer various resources for educators.

Telephone Directories: Look up telephone numbers for people and businesses. Find people and businesses by their phone numbers.

Travel: Where to stay, how to get there, what's the currency? It's all here!

Weddings: A fine little collection of recommended sites to help you get ready for your wedding day.

ZIP Codes and mailing information for the U.S. and Canada.