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Research Websites: A-Z Listing
(It is the responsibility of everyone to use the most reliable and authoritative web sources possible. The websites below are not affiliated with the Library, but are reputable). 

American Memory Map Collection 
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention 
The CDC website has information about diseases and tells how to protect yourself.
This website has information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college or other post secondary education programs.

Consumer Action Handbook
The Consumer Action Handbook is a free resource guide provided by that provides general information on shopping for goods and services and tips about your consumer rights.
This government website will teach you consumer protection basics. It offers quick and easy to use resources to learn about managing your money; credit, loans and debt; and scams and identity theft. uses a variety of sources to collect data about recent recalls, news stories, and dangerous products.

Duolingo makes language learning fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. This completely free language learning site takes the video game atmosphere and makes you forget you are learning while you play. 

This free LDS site has the largest collection of family history, family tree, and genealogy records in the world.

Federal Digital System
The Federal digital systems website allows you to download free, full-text Federal documents, including legislation, Federal regulations, U.S. Court Opinions, Presidential documents, and more. 

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. 
Find and compare cars at this fuel economy site. Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks are all included.

Goodwill Community Foundation Computer Training
The Goodwill Community Foundation website offers free computer tutorials including computer basics, internet basics, mouse tutorials, email basics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows 8, and more!
Take health care into your own hands. Your health care, explained for families with children, individuals, people with disabilities, seniors, young adults, employers.
This health site contains resources on a wide range of health topics selected from government and non-profit organizations. 
This is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.

Indian Health Service
This is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website explaining healthcare to Native American and Alaskan Native peoples. 

Inventor Resources: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
This is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's official site for independent inventors. It provides comprehensive information on intellectual property, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Also included is an extensive FAQ section.

Inventor's Handbook
The protection of intellectual property can play an important role in small business if the owner is looking to trademark the business name and logo or if the business is based on an invention or original works. This handbook is created by the Lemelson-MIT Program to address the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur's most frequently asked questions regarding U.S. patents. is brought to you by The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud. 


This website answers the most asked questions about personal tax refunds. When? How much? Am I eligible? Can I use direct deposit? Find out the answers to these and more by visiting the IRS.

Law Help New Mexico
Law Help New Mexico is a website provided by New Mexico Legal Aid. NMLA is a statewide legal services program that provides free legal services to low-income people who are eligible under the federal poverty guidelines. 

Reputable and reliable health websites are pooled into one place, MedlinePlus

Medline Plus en Español
Para encontrar información médica en español. 

The National Institutes of Health Caregiver Resources
The National Institutes of Health caregiver resources provides information and links to online resources for caregivers.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.  

New Mexico Department of Health
The Department of Health is the lead agency in the state regarding current health issues. This site includes programs and services, department news, healthy living tips, and resources. 

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions 
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions offers assistance with New Mexico unemployment insurance.

New Mexico's Official State Government Site
How do I obtain a birth certificate or hunting license? Where would I find state government phone numbers? What about information on NM travel, culture, or history? All these questions and more can be answered at New Mexico's official site.

New Mexico State Library
The New Mexico State Library is committed to providing leadership that promotes effective library services and access to information to all citizens of New Mexico. The State Library provides services that support public libraries as well as delivers direct library services to rural populations, state agencies, the visually impaired and physically disabled, and students and citizens conducting research.

New Mexico State Library Resources for Employment
The New Mexico State Library resources for employment is meant to act as a guide to navigate state unemployment and find employment opportunities.

New Mexico State Taxes
Find the New Mexico personal income tax forms.

New Mexico Workforce Connection
The New Mexico Workforce Connection offers assistance for job seekers through the State of New Mexico.

Road Scholar
Road Scholar's travel and education programs are developed and offered by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit organization devoted to lifelong learning and educational travel. Small Business Innovation Research
This research site is administered by the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Technology. As part of the federal government's research and development efforts, the information is targeted toward the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses. Included are solicitations from different government agencies, government-sponsored SBIR events, and other federal and state resources.

SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives
Known as the "Counselors to America's Small Business," SCORE is a national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and develop their businesses. SCORE has 364 chapters in the U.S. and is a partner of the U.S. SBA. This website provides online mentoring and training in the form of email and online workshops. It also helps with locating a local SCORE office for in-person mentoring.

Small Business Administration
The U.S. SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns. The Small Business Planner and Tools categories have information and resources that address every stage of the business life cycle. The site also offers financial, disaster, and counseling assistance as well as other services. Most helpful is the link to local resources that helps identify SBA district and regional offices and Small Business Development Centers at the state level.

Social Security Administration
This is the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office, intellectual property-based businesses and entrepreneurs drive more economic growth in the U.S. than any other single sector. Unfortunately, this has captured the attention of pirates and organized crime. is part of a nationwide effort dedicated to protecting the intellectual property interests of small businesses from theft. Of particular interest is the FAQ section, which helps small businesses, home-based businesses, inventors, and entrepreneurs decide when, where, and how to file for intellectual property protection. 
Looking for one place to get fast answers to your questions about government benefits and services? From Social Security benefits to government jobs to tips on cutting energy costs, is your official source for all federal, state and local government information.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.