- Thomas Net
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America. Free registration.
- The Blue Book
Industry source of regional, categorized construction information. Available in print and online.
- The Central Register
The Central Register is the weekly source for information about state, county and municipal contracts being put out to bid for the design, construction and reconstruction of public facilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Goods and Services Bulletin
The Goods and Services Bulletin is a weekly publication containing solicitations for the procurement of commodities and services (which, generally, are unrelated to construction of public facilities).
- Homework Spot
A collection of links to various tools and resources that would be helpful to students from elementary school to high school.
- Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center
The Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center (LAALC) is a community-based ABE (Adult Basic Education) program that offers 3 levels of English (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced) for speakers of other languages. Classes are held in the evenings, 2 times a week, from 5:30-9:00 pm. LAALC offers guided self instruction, a program for learners who can work independently. All learners receive career counseling, academic counseling, and referrals as needed.
- Ludlow Public Schools
The homepage of the Ludlow public school system; features links and contact information for each of the individual Ludlow public schools and the administrative offices.
- National Application Center
The National Application Center is a comprehensive online resource to help college-bound students prepare for and select a college, apply for admission, understand eligibility, and find out about financial aid.
Language Learning: Learn over 120 languages, including ESL!
Universal Class is an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Over 500 course available!
World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
Full-length Concerts and Music Documentaries. Over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music streamed on-demand
Health and Medicine
A government-sponsored resource offering information on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
An extensive collection of information about various health issues, conditions, and medications, as well as articles, images, and quizzes about health topics.
- Medline Plus
Free health information from the National Library of Medicine, including advice on weight control, high blood pressure, back pain, pregnancy, and much more.
Enrollment Assisters, such as Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CACs) are trained and certified individuals at organizations in your area that can help you apply for coverage, shop for plans, answer your questions about your eligibility, payments, plan details, and health care reform rules and requirements. Help from an Enrollment Assister is free for people of any income level.
- America’s Job Bank
A state-by-state directory of job banks; each individual bank collects and posts jobs from all over the state, which can be searched by location, job title, etc. Some job banks may require registration; Massachusetts does not.
- Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
The Commonwealth's one-stop career center, offering forms and information regarding unemployment, job seeking, worker’s comp, and other job-related subjects.
A large collection of job-search resources, including tutorials and tips for people writing resumes, a directory of U.S. employers, and much more.
This is a popular employment resource for both individuals seeking jobs and employers seeking workers. Users can search for jobs by title, location, or skills, and then narrow the results by salary and other categories.
Law and Lawyers
A directory of lawyers & legal information. Legal forms may not be free.
- Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Extensive Massachusetts law information, including an “Ask a Law Librarian” option.
Self-help legal information in plain English.
- Town of Ludlow
The Ludlow municipal government website, with links to the town clerk’s office, the board of selectmen, the building department, and others.
- Ludlow, Mass - Digital Commonwealth
This site provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts.
- Local History and Genealogy of the Springfield Library
The Springfield Central Library maintains a collection of published works on Springfield area history, including local publications such as the Springfield Planning Department’s neighborhood studies.
- Lupa Zoo
Lupa Zoo is a non-profit wildlife facility dedicated to promoting appreciation and respect for the conservation of animals.
Massachusetts Cultural Information Resource System (MACRIS) MACRIS data are compiled from a variety of records and files maintained by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), including but not limited to, the Inventory of Historic Assets of the Commonwealth, National Register of Historic Places nominations, State Register of Historic Places listings, and local historic district study reports.
- The Pioneer Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lists attractions in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Covers history, culture, music, theater, restaurants, recreational activities, sporting events and much more.
- Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
A great source of gardening information, including an email hotline that lets visitors get answers to their questions from the experts.
- The Associated Press
The Associated Press (AP) is a huge not-for-profit global network that delivers news from all over the world on all media platforms and formats. Their site features amazing video and image archives.
- BBC World Service
The BBC is the world's leading international broadcaster, providing programming and content for radio, television, online and mobile phones in English and 27 other languages.
- The Boston Globe
This resource offers online full-text issues of the Boston Globe dating back a far as 1980.
- National Public Radio
The official website of National Public Radio (NPR), which distributes news, information, music, and more to nearly 1,000 radio stations nationwide. NPR keeps an excellent digital archive of everything they broadcast.
Research, Quick Facts, and General Library Resources
A database of 30 million businesses, 220 million residents,1.1million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, 2.3 million live job listings, interview tips, resume templates, background/criminal searches and much more.
AtoZ Maps Online has a collection of more than 100,000 royalty-free down-loadable maps.
AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. There is coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.
A to Z World Food & Recipes is an encyclopedia showcasing the native cuisine of 175 countries worldwide. Classic recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, desserts and beverages are featured. Each recipe includes a description of the dish, a list of ingredients with U.S. and metric measurements, and easy-to-follow instructions for preparation.
This resource is a complex tool that offers access to an incredibly vast amount of information. You can link to individual subject-specific databases or search some or all of them at once for a great deal of reliable information
Global Road Warrior is an extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. There are 175 country guides of 119 topics each.
A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses, and others, which was designed to bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial information.
This is a great resource for people who like to read. NoveList suggests books based on what you already like and what others who read the same books enjoyed. You are also invited to review the books you read so others can benefit from your experience.
This resource offers articles, background information, and primary sources on a wide spectrum of controversial subjects.
This is a complex site that features links to many different resources. Make sure to scroll down the page to get an idea of all the different services and information they offer.
A popular source of articles related to science and current events; more geared toward entertainment than research.
A searchable, browsable directory of magazine articles on research, scientific thinking, and laboratories that are available online.
Up to date research news from all corners of science, covering new discoveries and research projects.
- The Intuit Tax Freedom Project
Offers free online tax preparation and filing to over 60 million lower income American nationwide who qualify.
- Internal Revenue Service
The official IRS website, featuring tax information and free downloadable tax forms.
- Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Offers information on Mass state taxes for both individuals and businesses, including free downloadable tax forms.