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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Career Development eManual
    http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/
    A detailed guide intended for university students, but valuable for people at any career stage. It shows how to assess one's personality, aptitudes, and values and how to match these to potential occupations. It gives advice on job hunting, practices, and reassessing one's career progress.
     
  • CareerOneStop
    http://www.careeronestop.org
    This government site is the "nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses." Find jobs -- from entry level to technical to professional to CEO. Identify job-ready workers with the right skills ... Explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot, get resume writing tips and job interview strategies, and much more. A product of a federal-state partnership "funded by grants to states."
     
  • Licensed Occupations Database
    http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/licensedoccupations/
    Search for occupational licensing requirements by state, occupation or agency. This tool includes information on licenses that may be required by law in order for you to practice a particular occupation.
     
  • Linkedin.com
    www.linkedin.com
    Business oriented social networking site that allows users to build connections with other professionals, look for job postings and free lance opportunities.
     
  • Monster Career Advice
    http://career-advice.monster.com
    Career advice and job searching guides from Monster.com
     
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/
    Employment outlook, educational requirements, salary to expect - for most occupations. Revised every two years.
     
  • Rhode Island Community Jobs
    http://swearercenter.brown.edu/publications/ricomjobhome.shtml
    Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to connect non-profit and public interest employers in the state with individuals seeking paid work that makes a difference in our communities. Anyone can join the list or post a paid position to the list.
     
  • The Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities and Job Resources on the Internet
    http://www.rileyguide.com
    The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services on the Internet. It is primarily intended to provide instruction for job seekers on how to use the Internet to their best advantage.
     
  • Tools for Beginning Jobseekers
    http://www.nycareerzone.org/graphic/resources/index.jsp?section=13
    Tools for Beginning Jobseekers helps teens and pre-teens create their resumes, cover letters, and a list of references. There are Web-based worksheets available to print out, fill out, and submit to potential employers. A self-assessment page gives initial direction to the young jobseeker.

WAGES AND BENEFITS

  • Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training: Unemployment Insurance
    http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ui/
    File online for unemployment insurance and find answers to many questions you may have about your unemployment benefits.
     
  • Dept. of Labor's Federal FairPay Overtime Initiative
    http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/whd/fairpay
    Information on the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) FairPay overtime regulations that took effect on August 23, 2004. Features text of the regulations, a FAQ, fact sheets by exemption and occupation, and video training seminars.
     
  • International Salary Calculator
    http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/intsalcalc.html
    The Center for Mobility Resources, which sponsors the site, maintains cost of living information for more than 500 cities in the US and Canada, and hundreds more worldwide. Just plug in your current location and income, type where you're going, and "calculate." Also available in Spanish.
     
  • Salary.com
    http://www.salary.com
    This site offers "in-depth coverage of salary information over a comprehensive set of industries and thousands of job titles ." The Salary Wizard tool searches for salary ranges by occupation and by region. Other features include salary news and advice, brief job descriptions, links for job searching, and a section for Human Resources (HR) Professionals.
     
  • SalaryExpert.com
    http://www.salaryexpert.com
    This searchable site determines the mean salary, total compensation, and equivalent "renter's buying power" for a chosen job title in a chosen zip code or metro area. Try out the international version as well as the links to many other career sites.
     
  • Wages
    http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages
    This site provides information about federal wage and hour laws. Topics include the Fair Labor Standards Act (which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards), back pay, minimum wage, overtime pay, severance pay, record keeping and reporting, tips, and more. From the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Law

  • Find Law
    http://www.findlaw.com/
    A great place to start your search for legal information.
     
  • Law Guru
    http://www.lawguru.com/
    Find answers to common legal questions - access forms
     
  • Nolo: Law for All
    http://www.nolo.com/index.cfm
    "Everyday law for everyday people."
     
  • Legal Zoom
    http://www.legalzoom.com
    Save time and money on common legal matters! Created by top attorneys, LegalZoom helps you create reliable legal documents from your home or office. Simply answer a few questions online and your documents will be prepared within 48 hours.* We even review your answers and guarantee your satisfaction.
     
  • American Bar Association
    http://www.abalawinfo.org/
    Provides resources for many of your legal questions.
     
  • National Constitution Center
    http://www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_home_Landing.aspx
    The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution.

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Library Resources

  • HELIN:Higher Education Library Network
    A consortium of five Rhode Island academic libraries shares an online catalog among the five universities including the University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Providence College.
    http://library.uri.edu/
     
  • Ocean State Libraries - Public Libraries in Rhode Island
    Links to all Rhode Island Public Library's Websites.
    http://www.oslri.org//
     
  • Internet Law Library
    http://www.lawguru.com/ilawlib/
    The Internet Law Library (formerly the U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library) was originally provided to the public courtesy of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, as part of the Counsel's mission to make the law (particularly the U.S. Code) available to the public.
     
  • Library of Congress
    http://www.loc.gov/index.html
    The national library provides full text access to current bills under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
     
  • Internet Public Library
    http://www.ipl.org/
    Provides access to a well organized catalog of information available on the web.
    Literature
     
  • Bartleby.Com
    http://www.bartleby.com/
    This site features a large assortment of literary resources featuring:Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Simpson's Contemporay Quotations,Columbia World of Quotations, Oxford Shakespeare,Roget's II:The New Thesaurus, and much more.
     
  • Project Gutenberg
    http://promo.net/pg/
    Search over 6,000 full text public domain titles.
     
  • Hyperion Books
    http://www.hyperionbooks.com/
    Readers' Guides for you or your reading group -- featuring interviews, incisive discussion questions, and information about the author to expand your understanding of the books and their topics.
     
  • Book Spot
    http://www.bookspot.com/
    Many resources for the reader including reviews and reading lists.
     
  • Oprah's Book Club
    http://www.oprah.com/index
    Browse through past and present book lists made popular by Oprah.
     
  • Authors on the Web
    http://people.virginia.edu/~jbh/author.html
    Literary author biographies available on the World Wide Web.
     
  • Children's Authors and Illustrators
    http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/authors.html
    The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.

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Online Databases

  • AskRI
    www.askri.org/
    Statewide electronic resources available from AskRI and the Office of Library and Information Services. Free access for Rhode Island residents!
     
  • EBSCO: Research Databases
    Click Here
     
  • ProQuest: Providence Journal Archives
    Click Here
     
  • Heritage Quest: Genealogy Research
    Click Here
     
  • WorldBook: Online Reference Center
    Click Here
     
  • Novelist
    Click Here
     
  • Auto Repair reference Center
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