We have compiled a list of common, trusted web resources. This list was created with the less tech-savvy in mind, but is not an exhaustive list. Resources are listed alphabetically below.
All Recipes – https://www.allrecipes.com/
Allrecipes is a sharing website for recipes. Users submit favorite recipes for others to make and review. Content is searchable by name, ingredients, season, and occasion.
Addiction & Recovery Resources
DrugRehab – https://www.drugrehab.com/
DrugRehab provides information and resources for people battling addiction and their loved ones.
Help.org – https://www.help.org/
Help is an addiction recovery resource. The link above will direct you to a page that is safe to open at work or home, without risk of someone seeing and knowing what you’re looking at. From there you can click on “Rehab” and find more information about helping yourself or a loved one through recover.
See also, RehabSpot – https://www.rehabspot.com
Aging & Assisted Living Resources
Assisted Living- https://www.assistedliving.org/maine
Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources.
Caring – http://www.caring.com
Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
See also Maine Assisted Living & Home Care: Costs and Financial Assistance – https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/maine
Citation Machine – http://www.citationmachine.net/mla
Select style and source; Citation machine will format citations for your paper. The site also provides guides to citation styles, grammar, title pages, avoiding plagiarism, etc.
See Also Easy Bib – http://www.easybib.com/style
See Also Purdue University’s OWL (Online Writing Lab) https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html
Craigslist – https://maine.craigslist.org/
Craigslist is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, items for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums.
Digital Learn – https://www.digitallearn.org/
Digital learn is a tool created by the Public Library Association to meet the demand for resources on digital literacy — using a computer, navigating the internet, emailing, et al. Digital Learn offers a collection of free, self-directed tutorials.
Dropbox – https://www.dropbox.com/
Dropbox is a file hosting, cloud storage, and file synchronization service. A free account gives users 2 GB of storage, with more storage available for subscribers.
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/
Goodreads has book reviews, lists, and reading suggestions. Users can make their own lists, review books they’ve read, find and keep track of books they’d like to read.
Google Maps – https://www.google.com/maps
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.
Instructables – https://www.instructables.com/
Learn how to make anything with Instructables through easy to follow step-by-step instructions, online classes, and a vibrant maker community. Instructables is a website of user created and uploaded projects.
Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org/
Khan Academy is a nonprofit offering free educational content online in a variety of disciplines – math, science, history, etc.
See Also Coursera – https://www.coursera.org/
Edx – https://www.edx.org/
Udacity – https://www.udacity.com/
FutureLearn – https://www.futurelearn.com/
Open2Study – https://www.open2study.com/
Programs to Learn Computer Coding
Free Code Camp – https://www.freecodecamp.org/
Code Academy – https://www.codecademy.com/
Library of Congress – https://www.loc.gov/collections/
The Library of Congress has digitized many of their collections, including photos and documents relating to American history. These resources are available for free through their website.
Town of Mt. Desert – https://www.mtdesert.org/
Hancock County – https://co.hancock.me.us/site/
Maine – https://www.maine.gov/portal/
United States – https://www.usa.gov/
MDIRSS K-8 Libraries – https://mdihslibrary.libguides.com/k8libraries
This resource is for parents, teachers, and students of the MDI school system, K-8. It gathers the resources our schools have to offer in one site. Students can search library catalogs, access databases and ebooks, and more.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
See Also National Alliance on Mental Illness, Maine – https://www.namimaine.org/
Next Step Domestic Violence Project – http://www.nextstepdvproject.org/
Next Step Domestic Violence Project serves Washington and Hancock counties in Maine, assisting those experiencing intimate partner abuse, stalking, and dating violence.
See Also Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence – https://www.mcedv.org/
Northern New England Poison Center – https://www.nnepc.org/
The Northern New England Poison Center is your source for fast information and expert advice. Whether you’ve taken too much medicine, spilled a chemical on your skin or just have a question, we are here for you. Call us, chat, text or visit the poison index.
Project Gutenberg – https://www.gutenberg.org/
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural work. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books.
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network – https://www.rainn.org/
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.
See Also AMHC Sexual Assault Services – https://www.amhcsas.org/
See Also Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault – http://www.mecasa.org/
Rotten Tomatoes – https://www.rottentomatoes.com/
Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer score are the world’s most trusted recommendation resources for quality entertainment. As the leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from critics, we provide fans with a comprehensive guide to what’s Fresh – and what’s Rotten – in theaters and at home.
See Also Meta Critic – https://www.metacritic.com/
Sparknotes – https://www.sparknotes.com/
Provides study guides for literature, poetry, history, film, philosophy and other subjects.
Techboomers – https://techboomers.com/
Learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications. Techboomers provides free video and article tutorials in a language suited to those who may not be the most tech-savvy.
TED Talks – https://www.ted.com/
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). These talks are available to watch or read and cover almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
See Also TED Ed – https://ed.ted.com/ TED Ed is geared for teachers and students and features many animated videos on different topics from health to literature to history.
The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 Troubleshooting – https://www.solvusoft.com/en/windows-10-troubleshooting-guide
This is an extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10.
Wikipedia – https://www.wikipedia.org/
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia based on a model of openly editable content. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet. Articles contain links to related content.
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/
Youtube is a video sharing website that allows users to upload videos, share, comment, and subscribe to other users. Content includes music, tv clips, tutorials, vlogs, documentary, and livestreams.