Oshkosh Public Library

Helpful Links

Written By: Librarian

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Computer Help

Digital Learn  –  Beginner computer courses

GCF Learn FREE  –  21st century skills from Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more

Mousercise – Learn to use your computer’s mouse: double clicking, scrolling, drop-down menus, etc.

Tech Boomers  –  free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites

Consumer Help


Consumer Search  –  product reviews

Databases for Research  – use your NE Driver’s License number to login or ask librarian for login info.

Food Shelf Life Guide

Index of More Free Reference Websites

Kelley Blue Book  –  vehicle value information

Protect the Good Life – The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office protects Nebraskans from unfair, unconscionable and deceptive trade practices, ensures fair competition between businesses, and is responsible for oversight of charitable assets and entities.


Dr. Townsend Blog

Family Talk

Focus on the Family – marriage & family resources

Love and Logic Blog – articles for parents and teachers

Wait No More – Foster parenting information.

General Information

Microsoft Academic

News Lookup


American Presidents

C-SPAN Video Library

National Center for Education Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Project Vote Smart

Track Legislation being debated in the U.S. Congress


Animal Health Topics

Celebrate Recovery – A Christian 12-step program for people struggling with addictions.

Crisis Next Door – Created for individuals to share their stories.

EyeCare America – national public service program that provide access to eye care for older Americans through volunteer ophthalmologists

Kaiser Health News Morning Briefing

Lighthouse Network – A free national hotline you can call to discuss your own or loved one’s struggle with substance abuse or other mental health issues.  (844)543-3242

Medical Topics

Nebraska Family Helpline – Free service offering 24/7 support to families dealing with a youth’s mental/behavioral health issue

Operation Prevention: A free toolkit to educate students of all ages about the dangers of opioids.

Prostate Cancer Information


Acronym Finder

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Family Immigration History Center -Explore the Passenger Lists for your family in the Ellis Island Immigration Records.

Are the rumors, urban legends, or internet stories true?

Artwork and Collections

Baseball Almanac

Book Series Database

Book suggestions based on your mood


Creative Live

Duolingo – learn a language

Government Plant Database

The Great American Read

The Great Courses

The Makerie

National Jukebox – Historical Sound Recordings

Nebraska Authors

Nebraska State Genealogical Society

Nebraska Studies – Nebraska history

Online Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, and Thesaurus

Quilting Blog


Sign Language Dictionary


Sports Reference

Udemy – over 100,000 online video courses

World Radio Map

Legal Help

Court Listener

Legal Information Institute

Nebraska Appellate Courts Online Library

Nebraska Free Legal Answers

NOLO – Law for All