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Automotive Resources

Dummies Automotive Articles: Articles from Dummies relating to car maintenance, repair, general automotive information, and more.

IIHS Vehicle RatingsIIHS tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness — how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash — and crash avoidance and mitigation — technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity.

Kelley Blue BookProvides reviews and ratings for new vehicles, in addition to pricing for new and used vehicles.

NH DMV


Business Resources

NH Business Information: An overview of business related services and information found in the State's networks of websites.

NH Small Business Development Centers: Offers a variety of programs and services relating to small business management and start up.

Small Business Administration: U.S. Government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.


Career & Employment Resources

NH Education JobsThe official job vacancy site of the New Hampshire School Administrators Association.

NH Employment Security 


Community Resources

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

Phone: 603-672-1002

Address: 56 Mont Vernon St, Milford NH

 

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support

Phone: 603-672-9833

Address: 16 Elm St. Suite 2, Milford NH

 

Milford Garden Club

Email: milfordnhgardenclub@gmail.com

 

Milford Rotary Club 

Email: milfordnhrotaryclub@gmail.com

Address: 5 Union St., P.O. Box 618, Milford NH

 

Milford Thrives

Email: joelle@milfordthrives.org

Phone: 603-836-4356

Address: 52 Nashua St. Suite 3, Milford NH

 

SHARE Outreach

Phone: 603-673-9898

Address: 1 Columbus Ave, Milford NH


Consumer Information Resources

Better Business Bureau: Has Business Profiles on 6.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 25,000 charities.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that implements and enforces Federal consumer financial law and ensures that markets for consumer financial products are fair, transparent, and competitive.

Consumer Price Index: CPI is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas.

Consumer Product Safety Commission: The CPSC seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing “unreasonable risks” of injury; developing uniform safety standards; and conducting research into product-related illness and injury.

EPA Fuel Economy: Find and compare vehicles, calculate your fuel cost for a trip, learn about hybrid and electric vehicles, and more.

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Information: The FTC works to stop deceptive and unfair business practices and scams, and to help consumers recognize and recover from them.

New Hampshire Consumer Protection Bureau: When a business does not provide services or products, misrepresents its services or products, or does not provide quality services or products, the Consumer Protection Bureau may question the business practices and seek appropriate measures to remedy the situation on behalf of the State of New Hampshire.

NH Retirement System: Interested in providing services for the long-term economic security of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters.

Viewpoints: Crowdsourced reviews for everyday consumer products. 


Crafting Resources

Quilt Index: An open access digital repository of thousands of images, stories, and information about quilts and their makers drawn from hundreds of public and private collections around the world.


Education Resources

EBSCO Essentials: A research database that offers access to a variety of Free Open Access articles, eBooks, and journals. This database also provides abstracts of restricted materials. 

Federal Student Aid: An office of the U.S. Department of Education offering information on types of financial aid, financial aid eligibility, FAFSA forms, loan applications, and more.

HiSet Testing Information: Provides information and locations for HiSet testing in NH so individuals can earn a high school equivalency certificate.

Khan Academy SAT Prep: Helps prepare students who are taking the SAT tests through descriptions about SAT strategies, overview of test types, and suggested ways of studying.

NH Department of Education

NH Homeschooling Coalition: Information on getting started in homeschooling, curriculum and learning programs, events and group activities for homeschoolers, and much more.


Entertainment Resources

Common Sense Media: Rates movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, and more so families can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids.

Discogs: A website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial, promotional, and off-label releases.

Goodreads: Provides a large searchable database of book titles, and allows users to keep book lists and provides reading recommendations.

IMDb: An authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, and designed to help fans explore the world of movies/shows and decide what to watch.


Genealogy Resources

Cyndi’s List: A categorized and cross-referenced list of links for genealogical research.

Digital Public Library of America Family Research Guide: This research guide provides tips to help users find genealogical information using the DPLA website.

Family Search: A genealogical research website provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

IAAM Center for Family History: The International African American Museum’s Center for Family History is a one of a kind research center with a special focus on African American genealogy.

Library & Archives CanadaLAC acquires, processes, preserves and provides access to documentary heritage and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Library of Congress Free to Use Genealogy: Features family registers, family trees and photos, maps that document land ownership, and more.

National Archives: Resources for Genealogists: This research guide provides tips to help users find genealogical information using the U.S. National Archives website.   

The National Archives of Ireland: The official repository for the state records of Ireland.

National Archives UK: The official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales.

NH Historical Society: Holds an extensive collection of archives and objects related to New Hampshire's history.

NH State Archives: Holds numerous materials including Court Records, Land Title Records, Military Records, Probate Records, and more. 

NH State Library Genealogy Collection: This research guide provides tips to help users find genealogical information using the NH State Library website, which houses approximately 2400 titles of published family histories for New Hampshire and New England.   

NH Town and City Annual Reports: Browse the New Hampshire City and Town Annual Reports digitized and cataloged by the University of New Hampshire.

NYPL Digital Collection: Explore 914,075 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections.

USGenWeb Archives: The GenWeb Project Archives were developed to provide free online data for genealogical research.  


Health Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national public health agency of the United States. Their website offers information on Diseases & Conditions, Healthy Living, Traveler’s Health, Emergency Preparedness, and more.

Family Caregiver Alliance: Provides services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, with services including assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.

HealthCare: Official site of Affordable Care Act. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, and how laws affect you.

Health and Human Resources New Hampshire: Connects users, at no cost, with trained Information and Referral Specialists who can provide them with the health and human service information they need to get help, give help, or discover options.

Medicare: The official U.S. government site for Medicare that assists with finding health & drug plans, care providers, and to learn more about Medicare. 

Merck Manuals: The Merck Manuals are medical references published by the American pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., that cover a wide range of medical topics, including disorders, tests, diagnoses, and drugs.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Provides information on mental health education, support groups, publications & reports, online discussion groups, and more.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: NCCIH is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches.

National Council on Aging: Provides resource information for older adults, care givers, professionals, and advocates.

NH Insurance Department Market Place Plans: Source for federally regulated and subsidized health insurance.

Prescriber’s Digital Reference: A regularly updated compilation of manufacturers' prescribing information (package insert) on prescription drugs.


History Resources

Digital Public Library of America: Provides public access to library and museum digital holdings in order to create a large scale public digital library. 

Library of Congress: American History: Selected collections from the Library of Congress that highlight certain time periods, events, historical figures and more from American History.

New York Times ‘On This Day’: Browse important events in history by clicking on each date to see a featured archival New York Times front page and article.


Language Resources

Duolingo: Offers free, short language sessions that help build new language vocabulary and grammar.


News Resources

BBC News: BBC News provides a variety of political news from both the United Kingdom and around the world. 

C-SPAN Video Library: Watch reordered programs from the C-Span channel from 1987 to today.

Fact Check: Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

PBS News Hour: Provides up to date information on political, economic, national, and world news. 

Politifact: Focuses on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy.

Snopes Fact Check: An internet reference source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.


NH State Resources

NH Courts E-Filing

NH Department of Transportation

NH Fairs

NH Fish and Game

NH Government Site

NH Law Library 

NH State Library 

NH Tour Guides 


Online Learning Resources

Goodwill Community Foundation: Online courses for a variety of topics including basic computer skills, graphic design, grammar, personal finance, and more.

Harvard University Free Courses: Online courses offered by Harvard University on a variety of subjects such as Personal Finance, Humanities, Computer Programming, and more.

MIT OpenCourseWare: OCW offers course content and materials related to a wide range of collections such as topics on energy, transportation, entrepreneurship, and more. 

TEDEd: Educational platform that provides video essays on a wide selection of topics. 

Yale University Open Courses: Each free Yale University course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by course materials such as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets.


Technology Resources

Digital Learn: Provides introductory lessons to computer basics such as using email, navigating a webpage, internet safety, and more.

Khan Academy Computer Programming: Learn introductory computer programming on HTML, SQL, JS, and more.

National Cybersecurity Alliance: Find out how to browse the internet and keep your information safe through lessons on keeping your personal information safe. 

Tech Boomers: Offers 100+ lessons on basic computer skills about websites that can help improve quality of life. 


Science Resources

American Museum of Natural History Digital Collections: Presents a unique environment to discover, explore, and virtually experience digitized and born-digital assets from the Research Library’s Rare Book Collection and Archives from the American Museum of Natural History.

Big History Project: Examines our planets past, present, and future through interactive lesson plans about major scientific occurrences on Earth.

Encyclopedia of Life: Collection of information about animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria.

The Public Library of Science: A non-profit, open access database that publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. 

Sky & Telescope’s Sky-at-a-Glance:  Sky-at-a-Glance is published every Friday, provides simple sky maps and observing tips for the upcoming week, and keeps up to date on the latest celestial events.

U.S. Geological Survey: As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides science about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.


Streaming Service Resources

Crackle: Offers free ‘On Demand’ movie and television titles with advertisements.

 

Pandora: Offers a free subscription to listen to music stations and podcasts. Includes advertisements.

 

Pluto TV: Movie and Television “channels” can be streamed for free with advertisements through this service. ‘On Demand’ titles are also available.

 

Spotify: Offers a free subscription to listen to music and podcasts. Includes advertisements and limited music skips.

 

Tubi TV: Movies and Television Shows can be streamed for free with advertisements through this service. Offers a variety of genres.

 

Vudu: Movies and Television Shows can be streamed for free with advertisements through this service.