Nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters.
A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.
Reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Provides free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
The result of a national volunteer effort from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills, this site offers general information for managing personal finances and financial calculators for everything from retirement planning to disability insurance. Information is arranged by topic, including a section on COVID-19. The site is also available in Spanish.
Part of a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth, this site focuses on budgeting and saving.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
This multimedia site has a wealth of resources for both consumers and educators. The consumer tools include videos and worksheets on a variety of financial matters. The site also includes the Ask CFPB page, an FAQ database of answers to personal finance topics. It is available in nine languages.
Financial Literacy in Public Libraries
This LibGuide from the American Library Association’s Financial Literacy Interest group was created to address the “gaps within the personal finance collections of public libraries and, ultimately, enhance financial capability in the community.” The guide focuses on 20 subject areas and includes books, periodicals, websites, and databases. It also includes resources for libraries for continued community outreach.
This is a government-authorized nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting investors and safeguarding market integrity. It is a solid resource to help beginning investors understand personal finance and the basics of investing.
This site helps more than 16 million people per month understand financial concepts, improve their investing skills, and learn how to manage their money. Highlights include a financial dictionary, simulations, and educational resources for beginners and experienced investors.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation manages this website dedicated to educating Americans about their finances. Resources are organized around the five principles of financial literacy. This site is also available in Spanish.
Created by the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, this website offers content similar to that on Money Smart, but provides a more basic introduction to topics. The site is also easier to navigate. Users will find the MyMoneyFive and Life Events pages organized around common topics like buying a house and having children. The site is also available in Spanish.
This resource provides financial advice that focuses on the big picture as well as simple transactions. The site includes guides to credit cards, mortgages, loans, and even travel. Each section offers side-by-side comparisons of services, financial calculators, and simulations. The company offers a plethora of services to all users, but more tailored service is available for those with accounts.
A resource developed and operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Make the Connection aims to reduce barriers and stigma associated with mental health challenges that may prevent Veterans from seeking mental health care. On MakeTheConnection.net, hundreds of Veterans describe their mental health challenges and the care that helped them. These Veterans share stories and experiences that fellow Veterans and their supporters can relate to — in the hopes that you can make a connection. Watch, read and listen to their stories — in their own words — through video interviews, articles and podcast episodes. You can filter content by symptoms, conditions, life events and combat experience, service era, and more to find encouraging stories you may relate to.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology to change the way we age. Their online courses, programs, and activities are designed to help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. For Senior Planet, the latest gadgets and apps and websites are just means to an end: enabling older adults and people of all ages to come together and find ways to learn, work, create, and thrive in today’s digital age.
To reach the Veterans Crisis Line, dial 988 then Press 1. The Veterans Crisis Line is free and confidential. When you call, chat, or text, a qualified responder will listen and help. You decide how much information to share. Support doesn’t end with your conversation. Tr responders can connect you with the resources you need. Veterans and service members in crisis aren’t alone. If you’re thinking about hurting yourself, having thoughts of suicide, or becoming self-destructive, we’re ready to help. Contact the crisis line immediately if you or the Veteran or service member in your life is showing signs of crisis, such as: Talking about feeling hopeless, Experiencing anxiety or agitation, Increasing risky behaviors or substance use.
This free search engine searches the free full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports.
The Center for Elder Law & Justice is a non-profit civil legal services agency, providing free legal representation in eight Western New York counties. Most of the services are limited to seniors (60 years of age and older), but some of the services are available to disabled and low income individuals as well.
The LII publishes electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law, primarily on the Web. They range from the Constitution to the U.S. Code, from Supreme Court decisions to the Code of Federal Regulations as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy Procedure, and Criminal Procedure.
The Cornell Legal Research Clinic invites legal research requests from local non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs, individuals, and legal service providers. Upper-level law students complete the research under the guidance of two attorney instructors.
The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of Code of Federal Regulations material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.
FindLaw provides legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions.
ImmigrationHelp.org is a nonprofit that provides free immigration services and educational guides for Work Permits, DACA, and Citizenship.
Legal information on numerous legal topics and jurisdictions.
is an open access legal repository owned and maintained by members of the scholarly legal community.
Provides free legal aid to people with civil legal problems in western New York.
This site includes links to over 1,400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets. You can browse to find the resource you need, or search by keyword.
Resource guides on various legal topics, court resources by state.
Information about courts, programs & services, court administration, e-courts, representing yourself, the law, jurors, legal profession, and judges.
Crime victims often have legal needs as a result of becoming a victim of crime. Get information about your legal needs and what your rights are. You can also search their directory to find a trusted nonprofit legal aid program that may be able to help and find legal forms for matters that you can handle yourself.
New York State Laws, Court Acts, and Rules
PACER is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator.
Corning Community College library located in Corning, NY.
Chemung County law library located in Elmira, NY.
Located in Ithaca, NY.
St. Bonaventure University library located in St Bonaventure, NY.
Elmira College library located in Elmira, NY.
Alfred University library located in Alfred, NY.
Alfred State College library located in Alfred, NY.
Public library located in Olean, NY, part of the Chautauqua – Cattaraugus Library System.
The libraries for both the Olean, NY and Jamestown, NY campus of Jamestown Community College.
Houghton College Library in Houghton, NY.
ScreenReady is a free community resource from AT&T. It provides parental controls, guides, and digital parenting resources for parents and caregivers to create the online and entertainment experience that is right for their family
The Public Library Association’s site, DigitalLearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy.
Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.
CISA is a government agency and offers a list of free cybersecurity services and tools to help organizations and individuals further advance their security online. The agency also includes a list of “foundational measures”, or basic steps to take to ensure online safety.
MIT offers community free online courses on information security. These materials, developed by the SANS Institute, include short videos, interactive quizzes, and bundled courses. Available through the Learning Center in Atlas, you can easily get to them through IS&T’s Security Awareness and Education page. You can also find them in the MIT Learning Center Course Catalog, under the Information Security subcategory.