Website Recommendations

Driver Education

Driver Education

Financial Literacy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Basic Banking

Bankrate. Compare rates for checking, savings, and CDs, and mortgages. It also includes bank ratings and calculators to compare borrowing costs.

America's Credit Unions. It offers information on locating and joining a credit union, as well as the latest news in consumer finance.

Credit and Debt Management

Annual Credit Report. The ONLY authorized online source for free credit reports under federal law. Request a free credit report once every 12 months.

Consumer's Guide to Credit Cards. Guide to credit cards from the Federal Reserve, including information on new credit card rules.

Credit Reports and Credit Scores. Concise explanation of credit scores, reports, and errors, with useful links to consumer help and bilingual resources.

Federal Trade Commission Fair Debt Collection. Commonly asked questions about your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, with information about filing a complaint with the FTC.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Connects consumers with local credit counseling services.

Financial Literacy

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

Healthy Habits That Save

America Saves. Savings tips, strategies, and resources to help build personal wealth.

Feed the Pig. Interactive site designed to help young adults aged 25-34 gain control of their finances.

Get More Money Now. Savings basics from the Better Business Bureau.


Making Home Affordable. U.S. government program providing support for homeowners, including mortgage and foreclosure assistance.

Mortgage Foreclosure Resources. Resources from the Federal Reserve System for consumers and others.

Identity Theft / Fraud

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft. A one-stop resource to learn how to deter, detect and defend against identity theft. Avoid Fraud. Tips from the SEC on avoiding scams.

Money Matters: Tips from the FTC. Get help weathering tough economic times and tackling money issues from the Federal Trade Commission. Practical tips from the government and the technology industry to help protect yourself against internet fraud.

Personal Finance / Budgeting

Basics of Money. How to budget, spend, and manage your money wisely from Kiplinger's.

Money 101. A step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.

MyMoney. U.S. government site dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial education.

Savvy Shopping / Bargain Hunting

Frugal Living Guide. Money savings tips from

Wise Bread: Living Large on a Small Budget. Personal finance, frugal living, shopping tips, and consumer advice.



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Health Insurance Marketplace
Access Health - Connecticut's official Health Insurance Marketplace

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Foundation
Dr. Weil
National Center for Alternative Medicine


American Dental Association
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lyme Disease Foundation
National MS Society
Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation

Consumer Health



Allergies and Asthma
CDC Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease
Lyme Disease Network
Prostate Cancer
Spine Health

Food & Nutrition

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food & Nutrition Information
Local Food Directories
Nutrition Data

General Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinical Trials
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Family Doctor
Health Central
Home Health Care Agencies Comparisons
Magill's Medical Guide
Mayo Clinic
Merck Manual
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health Senior Health
New England Journal of Medicine
University of Connecticut Consumer Health Resources


Connecticut Children's Medical Center
CT Hospital Quality of Care Report
Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Hartford Hospital
Hospital for Special Care
Hospital of Central Connecticut
Quality Nursing Home Initiative
Nursing Home Comparison
St. Francis Hospital
UCONN Health Center
US News Directory of American's Hospitals
VA Connecticut


Connecticut Insurance Department


National Library of Medicine
University of Connecticut Health Center Library


American Board of Medical Specialities
American Medical Association
Physician Profiles – CT Dept. of Public Health

Tax Resources

Federal Tax Information

Internal Revenue Service
Tax Forms
U.S. Internal Revenue Code

State Tax Information

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
Connecticut Property Tax/Mill Rates
Connecticut State Tax Forms
Electronic Filing Information for Connecticut
Federation of Tax Administrators - tax rates for all 50 states

The library receives a very limited amount of income tax forms at the beginning of each year. Please call the Reference Desk at 860-645-0821 at the end of January to see what we have gotten in.

Telephone Directories


White and Yellow Pages

A to Z Database (requires Manchester library card to access remotely)
Anywho (Full reports on people and businesses often require payment; this is an optional service)
Toll-free Number Look-up (Full reports on people and businesses often require payment; this is an optional service)
211- though technically not a telephone directory, 211 offers a wide variety of services, including matching you with the right service for your situation

For those doing genealogical work, don't forget that we also have city directories for Manchester going back to the 1890s in our local history case in our reference room.

International Telephone Directories

Numberway - numbers around the world