This list is meant to provide patrons of the General N.B. Baker Library with quick access to a wealth of information. Inclusion however on the list does not indicate endorsement of the website or the products contained therein.
If there is a website you would like to see included on the list, please feel free to contact us.
Area & Iowa News
Sutherland & O'Brien County Reference
Government & Politics
The Office of the Governor of Iowa - Terry Branstad
Politics1 - An excellent directory of Iowa federal and statewide candidates.
* Your representation in the State Senate and House is determined by your address and zip code. Those listed above represent portions of the 51058 zip code. To determine your legislators visit the Iowa State Legislature Link above.
History & Genealogy
The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa - Hosted by the University of Iowa Press.
Iowa Genweb - A website focused on Iowa history and genealogy.
Directory of Digitized Iowa Newspapers - Hosted by Rod Library at UNI. A great directory of online, digitized Iowa newspaper archives.
Iowa Geographic Map Server - Aerial Photos from the 1930's to 1990's,Elevation Maps and a variety of Historical Maps.
The Iowa Center for the Book - An exceptional directory of books by Iowa authors.
Crime & Law Enforcement
Iowa Sex Offender Registry - A Searchable Database
Iowa State Patrol Crash Reports - A Database Searchable by Various CriteriaState of Iowa Amber Alert
Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Dictionary.com - Also includes a Thesaurus
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - Also includes a Thesaurus
A Dictionary of Units of Measurement - Hosted by the University of North Carolina.
Factmonster.com - Almanac & Reference for Children
Iowa Digital Map Collection - University of Iowa
IMDB - The Internet Movie Database is easily the internet's best reference stop for information about movies, television and performers.
The Legal Information Institute - Hosted by the Cornell University Law School. Includes: U.S. Code, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, Uniform Commercial Code, the US Code of Federal Regulations, and many others.
Health Information Library - Hosted by Johns Hopkins University.
MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
The Encyclopedia of Life - Global access to information about life on Earth.
National Weather Service - Just Type in Your Zip Code for Local Weather
The Internet Archive - A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
The CIA World Factbook - An excellent resource for when researching other countries.
USA.gov - The official guide to U.S. government information and services.