Internet Resources - General Info & Reference


Recommended Websites

  • ADA Standards Homepage
    ADA standards govern the construction and alteration of places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities. The Department of Justice (DOJ) maintains ADA standards that apply to all ADA facilities except transportation facilities, which are subject to similar standards issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Federal facilities are covered by standards consistent with those of the ADA issued under a different law, the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
    Browse related subjects: ADA, Construction, Consumer Health, Government
  • All Area Codes
    Search for area codes by city or state. Includes a reverse look-up and the ability to enter an area code and get the time zone.
    Browse related subjects: Directories, Telephone
  • California State Braille and Talking Book Library
    The California State Library loans braille, cassette and digital talking books, magazines and playback equipment to northern Californians unable to read conventional print.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Blind, Braille, Libraries
  • Emily Post Institute
    Brief articles on everyday etiquette, etiquette for celebrations, techno-etiquette, business etiquette and bereavement etiquette.
    Browse related subjects: Etiquette, Weddings
  • Forms of Address
    From Gives forms of address and salutations for academics, clerical and religious orders, government officials, military and naval officers and professions.
    Browse related subjects: Etiquette
  • Human Charity
    Maintains a list of charities that are committed to providing vital services and care to patients or advancing research without the use of animals.
    Browse related subjects: Animals, Charities
  • Idealist
    Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. Searchable database of 20,000+ organizations worldwide.
    Browse related subjects: Internships, Volunteering
  • Information Please Almanac
    Searchable by topics and alphabetical index. Includes short articles and statistics.
    Browse related subjects: Almanacs, Trivia
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
    Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail.The mission of this web site is to provide program users, librarians, and the public a wide range of access to NLS publications, program information, and bibliographic data.
    Browse related subjects: Audio Books, Blind, Braille
  • Repositories of Primary Sources
    A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness.
    Browse related subjects: Archives, Primary Sources
  • Whois
    Find out who registered a domain name and view additional registration and Web site data. WHOIS allows you to search across multiple registrar databases to give you registration information on millions of domain names, regardless of where they are registered.
    Browse related subjects: Internet Domain Names

Local Links

  • Cruzio
    Local internet service provider that also includes many features for Santa Cruz residents, like local events, traffic, weather, news headlines, local bloggers, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Computers, Movies, News, Performing Arts
  • Homeless Services Center
    The Homeless Services Center is dedicated to the coordinated provision of services for homeless persons. The goal of the Homeless Services Center is to provide both emercency and transitional services to homeless individuals and families that will enable our clients to achieve self sufficiency. Our programs include the Rebele Family Shelter, the Paul Lee Loft, the Page Smith Community House and the Day Center.
    Browse related subjects: Charities, Santa Cruz City, Volunteering
  • Pew Hispanic Center
    Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the entire nation. Includes demographics, economic, education, politics, immigration, labor statistics and trends regardin the U.S. Hispanic populaltions
    Browse related subjects: Hispanic, Latino
  • Santa Cruz Wiki
    A wiki devoted to anything and everything Santa Cruz. Users can contribute, edit, change, or add information relevant to Santa Cruz, both the city and county. It includes an events bulletin board, information about local artists and art galleries, restaurants, housing, local organizations, and much more.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Colleges and Universities, Concerts, Education, Food, Government, Jobs, Local History, Movies, Music, People, Performing Arts, Recreation, Santa Cruz City, Santa Cruz County, Trivia

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