Useful Links

Annual Credit Report

The official site to get your free annual credit reports.

Kelley Blue Book

Research used car values, new car prices and compare models.

NADA Guides

Research the latest new car prices and used car book values.

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.

Vote Smart

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.

America Saves
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.

Money Smart
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.

Nerd Wallet
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.


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.

Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf

Selected online resources for research from Library of Congress.

The World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library

Corning Community College library located in Corning, NY.

Charles B. Swartwood Law Library

Chemung County law library located in Elmira, NY.

Cornell Law Library

Located in Ithaca, NY.

Friedsam Memorial Library

St. Bonaventure University library located in St Bonaventure, NY.

Gannett-Tripp Library

Elmira College library located in Elmira, NY.

Herrick Memorial Library

Alfred University library located in Alfred, NY.

Hinkle Memorial Library

Alfred State College library located in Alfred, NY.

Olean Public Library

Public library located in Olean, NY, part of the Chautauqua – Cattaraugus Library System.

SUNY JCC Libraries

The libraries for both the Olean, NY and Jamestown, NY campus of Jamestown Community College.

Willard J Houghton Library

Houghton College Library in Houghton, NY.