Useful Links

Consumer Resources

Annual Credit Report – The official site to get your free annual credit reports.

Kelley Blue Book – Research used car values, new car prices and compare models.

NADA Guides – Research the latest new car prices and used car book values.

Fact Checking Resources

FactCheck.org – Nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters.

OpenSecrets.org – Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics research group tracks money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

PolitiFact – A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.

Snopes – Reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Vote Smart – Provides free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials.

Health Resources

MedlinePlus – MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Legal Resources Online

American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center Journal – This free search engine searches the free full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories hosting academic papers and related publications such as Congressional Research Service reports.

Cornell Legal Information Institute – The LII publishes electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law, primarily on the Web. They range from the Constitution to the U.S. Code, from Supreme Court decisions to the Code of Federal Regulations as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy Procedure, and Criminal Procedure.

Cornell Legal Research Clinic – The Cornell Legal Research Clinic invites legal research requests from local non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs, individuals, and legal service providers. Upper-level law students complete the research under the guidance of two attorney instructors.

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations – The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of Code of Federal Regulations material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.

FindLaw – FindLaw provides legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions.

Justia – Legal information on numerous legal topics and jurisdictions.

LawArXiv – LawArXiv is an open access legal repository owned and maintained by members of the scholarly legal community.

LawNY – Provides free legal aid to people with civil legal problems in western New York.

LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets – This site includes links to over 1,400 sources for state and federal court rules, forms and dockets. You can browse to find the resource you need, or search by keyword.

National Center for State Courts – Resource guides on various legal topics, court resources by state.

New York Courts – Information about courts, programs & services, court administration, e-courts, representing yourself, the law, jurors, legal profession, and judges.

New York State Legislative Information – New York State Laws, Court Acts, and Rules

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) – PACER is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator.

Reference Resources

Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf – Selected online resources for research from Library of Congress.

The World Factbook – Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Local Libraries & Historical Societies

Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library – Corning Community College library located in Corning, NY.

Charles B. Swartwood Law Library – Chemung County law library located in Elmira, NY.

Chemung County Historical Society – The CCHS operates two cultural repositories, the Chemung Valley History Museum and the Booth Library.

Cornell Law Library – Located in Ithaca, NY.

Gannett-Tripp Library – Elmira College library located in Elmira, NY.

Schuyler County Historical Society – The SCHS maintains three properties within Schuyler County and is headquartered at the Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls, NY.

Steuben County Historical Society – The Magee House in Bath, NY houses the historical society, the Steuben County Historian, the Elm Cottage Museum, and the archives and learning center, the Magill Room of local history, The Hanks Room and The Chelsea & Liliane Kelly Children’s Museum and Library.

Southeast Steuben County Library – Public library located in Corning, NY.