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South Shore Foundation invites you to use this directory of Useful Links to find information you need on the Internet. It's easy -- just click on the name of the site you want to visit.

Using Useful Links, there's no need to type the Web site address in the status bar. No need to save the addresses or create bookmarks. Just come back to Useful Links anytime. From the South Shore Web site Useful Links page, just click once on the site you want to visit ... and you're there.

Web sites on this directory are organized into convenient categories of information.

Each time you visit this South Shore site, you are linked to storehouses of information, from the massive Britannica encyclopedia to sports and news, medical and health, libraries, museums, and much, much more. Visit us often!

Note: If you discover a site that would be a good addition to this Useful Links page, please call Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing at 425-8064 and let us know! 

Arkansas Automobiles / Driving Bird-watching
Bookworms Businesses Careers
Children / Teens Computers Consumers
Dieting Ecology / Environment  Education / Reference
Encyclopedias / Dictionaries Entertainment Food / Drink
Foundations/ Nonprofit Orgs Genealogy Government
Health Hobbies Home Improvement
Horse Racing Information Libraries Medical Schools
Moving Help Museums Music Lovers
News Pet Owners Politics
Religion Science Seniors / Retirement
Shopping Online Stock Market Tourism
Travel Weather Women

South Shore Businesses
Free listing for area businesses on NATCO's Online Yellow Pages.


Automobiles / Driving


  • Adopt-A-Bird
    From Audubon's Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida.
  • Birding on the Web
    Birding checklists from around the world, information on seeds to attract birds, links to ornithological societies, bird quizzes and "virtual birding," plus some great links make this a useful site for the amateur ornithologist.
  • Birdsource: Birding with a Purpose
    Designed and managed by the National Audubon Society and Cornell University's Ornithology Lab.
  • The History of the Feather Trade
    The Smithsonian Institution presents an illustrated history of use of feathers from decorating to collecting and how this lead to the development of the conservation movement.


  • AbeBooks.com
    The world's largest network of independent booksellers.
  • Alibris
    Search online the inventory of thousands of  independent booksellers, including used paperbacks and expensive medieval folios.
  • Amazon.com
    Amazon sells books -- and much, much more!
  • Barnes and Noble
    Enjoy BN Radio while you shop for books, music, posters, etc.
  • Baxter County Library
    Baxter County Library's catalog of holding can be now be accessed via the internet. Information about library hours, how to get a library card, library programs and links  to helpful Internet sites are available on the Web page which was designed by Mary Carlson, library staff member, and Clell Chatman, local high school volunteer.
  • Powells
    Out-of-print books and more than 2,000 e-books from Portland, Oregon.



  • Monster.com
    The most compelling addition to this massive job-hunting site is the Talent Market, a place where 97,000 e-lancers have put their skills up for bids.
  • HotJobs.com
    This job-hunting site has about 3,000 registered recruiters looking over the resumes of more than 300,000 people who have listed themselves.

Children / Teens

Children / Teens: Money Management


  • McAfee
    McAfee is known for its virus-protection tools, and also offers Web-based apps to keep your PC tuned up and virus-free.
  • Norton Anti-Virus
    Norton's Anti-Virus software and updates are available here.
  • QuickTime.com
    Apple's media player works for both Mac and Windows PCs.
  • Real.com
    Download Real Player or Real Jukebox or access daily audio/video highlights called Take5.
  • WindowsMedia.com
    Download Windows Media Player and link to sites that use it.



  • 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet
    Diet support, tips, food reviews, fast food nutrition, low fat recipes, message boards, chat, etc. Site operated by three overweight sisters that share what they learn along the way.
  • American Dietetic Association
    Stop at this site to check the tip of the day and read nutrition news.
  • DietTalk.com
    This no-nonsense site offers chat groups and bulletin boards, but its most important services is directions to other sites via links.
  • DietWatch
    Lose weight and get fit as a member of this online community with a daily diary and interactive tools for managing your diet, nutrition and healthy lifestyle.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center
    The USDA's food-composition database lets you type in a food to find out its fat, calories and vitamins.
  • Prevention
    Prevention's site features a year-long plan to keep you fit and trim, backed by dozens of weight-loss tactics and advice from fitness and nutrition editors.

Ecology / Environment

Education / Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries


  • Atom Films
    View animations, short films and digital media.
  • The Greatest Films
    Featuring reviews for hundreds of movies, a film quotations quiz and a complete history of the Academy Awards.
  • Hollywood Stock Exchange
    Virtually trade celebrities and movies as though they were stocks.
  • Hulu.com
    Watch free TV and movies online.
  • iFilm.com
    Offbeat short works, student projects, political satires, etc.
  • Internet Movie Database
    Searchable database of films, actors and filmographies.
  • The Movie Spoiler
    Dying to know how the latest thriller ends, but just can't see spending the time in the theater to find out? Read detailed plot summaries of current cinematic releases, as well as older movie fare.
  • VH1.com
    Top 20 music, TV hits, celebrity news and more.

Food / Drink

  • AllTea
    Along with green, black and oolong teas, this company sells a wide variety of herbal teas -- and offers a "Tea of the Month" club.
  • Cooking Channel TV
    Website for the popular TV network, this site has recipes, shows and cooking videos from top global chefs.
  • Cooks.com
    A great recipe search website.
  • Epicurious.com
    A website for people who love to eat.
  • Food Network
    The website for the popular TV network, this site has easy recipes, healthy eating ideas and chef recipe videos.
  • Intemperanti
    This company offers "European Designer Chocolates" and ships all over the U.S. and Canada.

Foundations / Nonprofit Organizations





  • Bird Watching
    The field guide people are on the Internet with help in identifying the birds in your backyard.
  • eHobbies
    This site serves all the needs of those interested in model trains, rockets, radio-controlled vehicles, etc.
  • eHow
    You can find detailed responses to thousands of questions here -- for example, how do you set a table? Treat a cold? Ask for a raise?
  • GardenWeb
    More than 90 forums cover topics from bonsai to bulbs.
  • HGTV
    Website for popular home and garden network.
  • License Plates
    License plates from all over is the topic of the Automobile License Plate Collectors' Association.
  • WindowBox.com
    For those with more ambition than yard space, these tips on container gardening will inspire a pot in every sunny spot.

Home Improvement

  • HGTV
    Website for popular home and garden network.
  • Home Depot
    Order online, locate nearby stores, use their calculators and get helpful hints for home repairs.
  • Terry Love's Free Advice
    Free plumbing advice from Washington state plumber Terry Love -- send him a question or read his opinions.

Horse Racing Information

  • JockeyClub.com
    For official records on racing and horse ownership.
  • NTRA Racing
    National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
  • Oaklawn Park
    Take a virtual visit to Arkansas' Oaklawn Park at Hot Springs.
  • TOBA
    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.


  • Arkansas State Library
    Includes links to all libraries in the state with online catalogues.
  • Donald W. Reynolds Library
    Serving Baxter County.
  • Library of Congress
    Don't miss the American Memory project and the Library's online exhibitions.
  • Public Libraries
    Links to public libraries all over the country as well as university libraries and special libraries, such as the National Library of Medicine, the Library of Congress, and national libraries of countries throughout the world.

Medical Schools

Moving Help

  • Move.com
    Information and help on moving into a new apartment or new area.
  • Moving.com
    Moving company quotes from national and local moving companies.

Museum Sites

Music Lovers


Pet Owners

  • Companimalz
    Before you bundle your pet in the car; read up on pit stops, safety, and ways to acclimate a pet to car travel.
  • Pets on the Go for the Jet Set Pet
    Extensive database of pet-friendly hotels in the United States, with reviews and a guide to pet fees and deposits. The site also offers tips for on-the-road emergencies such as a lost pet.
  • Pet Friendly Travel
    Pet-friendly inns, cabins, resorts, and bed and breakfasts.  Check out "charming casitas" in Taos, NM, or a Montana farmhouse with a kennel ("nice for hunting dogs").
  • Pets Welcome
    Enter your driving route to find places to stay with your pet along the way.
  • Travel Pets
    Bone up on Trevor the dog's travel wisdom, such as "Do not take me swimming in the public pool." Find an accommodating hotel in the United States, Canada, or abroad -- mostly Holiday Inns, Comfort Inns, and Quality Inns.


  • Political Wire
    There's enough news, gossip, and humor here to satisfy a political junkie of any stripe!


  • Big Myth
    Rare is the culture that hasn't created a rich story concerning how life began on this world. Through simple-but-appealing Flash animations, BigMyth.com offers an entertaining and enlightening look at the creation stories of many of the world's cultures.
  • HTI Resources
    The University of Michigan's Humanities Text Initiative site includes numerous religious texts, including the Bible, Book of Mormon and Koran, searchable and in full-text.


  • Biointeractive
    A gallery of interactive biology and medicine exhibits lets you listen to a faulty heart or watch a salmonella bacterium invade the intestines.
  • Science And Math - Measurement, Time And Money
    Conversion tables for measurements such as Fahrenheit/Kelvin, miles/kilometers.
  • The Exploratorium
    Learn the physics of skateboarding and mountain biking, or swing at virtual fast balls in the baseball demo.
  • Mad Science Network
    The laboratory that never sleeps, answering questions and providing ideas for science projects.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Web site of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Web site has sections especially for children, families, and teachers, plus games. Readers can look up many sea life topics.
  • National Oceanographic Data Center
    Hurricanes, fisheries, coral reefs -- it's all here!

Seniors / Retirement

  • American Association of Retired Persons
    Web site for the AARP.
    A section of the American Society on Aging's Web site that hosts the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network.
  • Bank Rate
    Calculators help you run the numbers before deciding to refinance a mortgage, set up a savings plan, or move to a new city with a different cost of living.
  • Benefits Check Up
    This interactive site helps eligible elders to find programs to assist with finances, housing, and other needs.
  • Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement
    "To build, promote, and utilize the environmental ethic, expertise, and commitment of older persons to expand citizen involvement in protecting and caring for our environment"
  • Health Finder
    Links to health information from government and other sources. Among the subjects: air pollution, hearing loss, and medical quackery. You can search for a doctor or details on a specific ailment.
  • National Institute on Aging
    Federal government site on aging.
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
    Information on your pension.
  • Professor Beyer
    What happens to the dog or cat? Prof. Gerry Beyer of  St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio provides an expert overview of estate planning that includes care for pets.
  • Senior Sites
    This source is dedicated to not-for-profit living options for seniors.
  • Senior.Com
    Fun and forums on themes of interest to seniors.
  • SeniorNet
    This nonprofit provides adults 50+ access to and education about computer technology and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
  • Social Security Administration
    You can apply for Social Security, estimate your future check, and get answers to frequently asked questions. You can also connect to a special site for Medicare.
  • Third Age
    Wide variety of subjects to interest those in the "third age."
  • Volunteer Match
    Put spare time to good use with a data base of local projects needing help. Among recent efforts: driving kids to camp and assisting with home fix ups. 
  • Wired Seniors
    Over 5,000 links to sites of interest to the over 50 age group.

Shopping Online

Emarketer.com recently reported in their blog that nearly 73% of internet users will buy online this year at sites such as those below.

Automobiles  Baby Needs Books
Bots Candy Computers
Consumer Electronics Consumer Tips Cosmetics
Discounts Fashions Flowers
Gardening Gifts Greetings
Groceries Gourmet Foods Home Decor
Jewelry Luggage Music
Movies Office Needs Parents
Pets Photos Sales
Sports Toys Travel
Unclaimed Cash Wines  


Baby Needs



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Stock Market




  • AccuTraffic
    If you are planning a driving vacation, check for road and highway conditions along your route.
  • Expedia
  • Festivals.com
    Festivals are staged to honor everything from asparagus to poetry. Find them on this Web site which also offers up a daily Greatest Event on Earth.
  • Lonely Planet
    Offers a world guide chock full of information on international destinations and worldwide travel news updates.
  • Lowest Fare
  • The People's Paths
    Find pow-wows, lectures, plays, and other celebrations of American Indian culture across the nation.
  • Priceline
  • Travelocity
  • U.S. Department of State
    Check the State Department Web site for international travel advisories, warnings, and health information.

Travel: Airlines

Unclaimed Cash


  • Intellicast
    Up-to-the-minute driving conditions and graphical maps of radar and satellite images make this site a great weather resource.
  • National Hurricane Center
    Hurricane updates and predictions are offered, in addition to educational materials about hurricane awareness and historical data.
  • Weather Channel
    The Internet version of the popular Weather Channel offers forecasts by ZIP code or city name and historical information about "Storms of the Century."
  • Weather Underground
    Weather forecasts and reports. Features animated Wundermap.
  • WxUSA Weather Hub
    This site offers links and forecasts for more than 1,500 U.S. cities.



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