E-Books to download or read on-line

Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

Bibliomania: http://www.bibliomania.com/

Cornell Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php

 

Local colleges and universities

Rend Lake College: http://www.rlc.edu/

Southwestern Illinois College: http://www.swic.edu/

Eastern Illinois Community Colleges: http://www.iecc.edu/

John A. Logan College: http://www.jal.cc.il.us/

Southern Illinois University: http://www.siu.edu/

 

Free on-line college courses

OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. You won’t receive college credit for these courses, but you get the benefit of their content. A few of their websites are listed here. Some allow you to download lectures to read; others provide links to audio or video. Check it out!

Huge list of open courses, eBooks, eEncyclopedias

http://oedb.org/library/features/236-open-courseware-collections

MIT: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses

Tufts University: http://ocw.tufts.edu/

University of California/Irvine: http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/

University of California/Berkeley: http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.php

Carnegie Mellon University: http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/

Open University (UK): http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/

 

Nearby public libraries

Sparta Public Library: http://www.sparta.lib.il.us/

Chester Public Library: http://www.chester.lib.il.us/

 

Federal government

Social Security: http://www.ssa.gov/

Medicare: http://www.medicare.gov/

IRS (Internal Revenue Service): http://www.irs.gov/

Federal Student Aid: http://www.fafsa.gov

Funding Education Beyond High School: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/guide

Federal Student Aid at a Glance: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs

 

State and local government

State of Illinois: http://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Randolph County: http://www.randolphco.org/gov/

Village of Steeleville: http://www.steeleville.org/

 

Illinois information

FindIt Illinois: http://www.finditillinois.org/

Illinois Statutes: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs.asp

Illinois Self-Help Law: http://www.law.siu.edu/selfhelp/

Illinois Legal Aid: http://www.IllinoisLegalAid.org

 

Genealogy

FamilySearch: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Illinois State Archives: http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/databases.html

Illinois Genealogical Society: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/

Illinois State Genealogy Records: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/services.html

Perry County Genealogy: http://www.perrycountyillinois.net/

Randolph County Genealogy Society: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilrcgs/

Randolph County ILGenWeb: http://randolph.ilgenweb.net/

 

Maps

Illinois Topographic Maps: http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/maps/

Illinois Township Maps and Plats: http://landplats.ilsos.net/

 

Health

Health Topics: http://www.healthfinder.gov/

MedLine Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Drug Information: http://www.pdrhealth.com/home/home.aspx
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