Five Star Websites
This is a collection of
websites chosen by the staff at the Falmouth Public Library Reference Desk. It
is an eclectic collection of what we call our five star websites. Websites that
we really couldn't live without on a daily basis and sites that have answered
an unanswerable question for us. We hope you will let us know what your
favorite sites are! Send us an e-mail at , and we
just might decide to add your FiveStar Website to our list!
Over 700 leading arts sites indexed to create a searchable,
thorough database of online images of visual art and the locations
of the original works worldwide.
Consumer Price Index Inflation Calculator
Find out how much your dollar was worth any year between 1913 and 2009
A librarian's choice of the
best of the web.
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information
system designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of
Stated purpose: “Holding
politicians accountable.” Delves behind the headlines & sound
bites. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center at University of
Internet Movie Database
of thousands of entries provide detailed information for movies (in theaters,
on video or DVD, and forthcoming), as well as television movies and series.
"Awards and Reviews" provides reviews from authoritative sources such
as the New York Times, Roger Ebert, and Slate, as well as reader-supplied
evaluations. Movie information includes directors, producers, actors, plot
summaries, character names, running times, trivia, soundtracks, release dates,
box office grosses, alternate versions, Academy Awards and other awards
information, and much more.
When we're closed, libraryspot is opened.
Maritime Heritage Program
Dedicated to advancing awareness of the role of maritime affairs in the history
of the United States.
MEDLINEplus, a gold mine of up-to-date, quality
health care information from the world's largest medical library, the National
Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. MEDLINEplus is for anyone with a medical question.
Good information is the best medicine.National
Ohio State Univ. offers an
international knowledge bank, video learning center, plant image dictionary,
illustrated glossary, horticulture FAQ's, and more. The ultimate online
resource for all levels of gardening.
Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart is "a national library of factual
information on candidates for public office from President of the United States
down to state legislature. We cover them in five basic areas: backgrounds,
issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, performance evaluations
made by over 100 to liberal to conservative special interest groups... Our web
site provides instant access to our database on candidates and issues along
with presidential candidate speeches (searchable by keyword and phrase), our
publications (full text), youth inclusion program (where you can match your
issue responses with those of the candidates) and links to all the best sites
on the Internet with government and political information." Now featuring
over 40,000 politicians.
Not as good as the real thing, but a good place to start. To quote from their
web page: "The Internet is the world's largest library containing millions
of books, artifacts, images, documents, maps, etc. There is but one small
problem in this library: everything is scattered about on the floor, with
growing hordes of confused and bewildered users frantically shifting through
the maze, occasionally crying out, 'Great Scott, look at what I just
Service: Boston Office
Three month weather outlook for Hyannis. You'll also find weather highlights
and news for Southern New England.