Librarypoint Dead Link Alternatives

Dead Link Alternatives

 

Business Answers

 

Demographics: 

UVA Demographics Research Group: Population estimates/projections, school enrollment projections, and data visualization using maps

Virginia Department of Education, Enrollment & Demographics: Local and regional school demographic data, including homeschooled and special education data. 

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Quarterly census of employment and wages. Available at county, state, and national levels by industry.

Virginia Labor Market Information: Another source of quarterly employment and wage data.

Prince William County GIS: Demographic resources and links. Includes Virginia-specific resources and interactive data & maps

 

General Resources:

Small Business News with CNBC

 

Small Business:

Score.org’s List of Startup Resources: For small businesses. Includes small business magazines, websites, legal information and documents, franchising, and government assistance.

 

Health Answers

 

General Health and Wellness:

Mayo Clinic: same website, new url

 

Doctors, Hospitals, & Other Health Care Providers:

BuzDoc.com – may be same website as DocBuz; similar features

 

Symptom Checker/Lab Tests:

Your.MD: symptom checker like freeMD

 

Job Answers

 

Explore Careers:

U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics; State Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates Virginia: Estimated data for all industry sectors.

Virginia Labor Market Information: Short and long-term occupational projections through 2026. 

 

Looking for a Job:

ReEmployment Portal: new redirect for unemployment benefits, health care, and places to get employment and training. 

Virginia Jobs – new subdirectory accessible under the same Department of Human Resource Management. Searchable state jobs by location, agency, and job type.

 

Work with the Local Government:

Spotsylvania County Job Openings – redirected to official job openings page

 

Nonprofit Answers

 

Government Grants:

USA.gov: new subdirectory found

 

Grants for Individuals:

Disability.gov: new, working link

Central Virginia Housing Coalition: Offers voucher program information, counseling, rental resources and information, and financial assistance programs

Virginia Housing Development Authority: Grant programs for affordable housing through REACH Virginia

 

Resources for Nonprofit:

Foundation Center’s Nonprofit Startup Resources: Diagnostic and resources on starting a nonprofit. Organized by state.

Official IRS Tax Exemption Forms: – for nonprofits, many documents include separate instructions.

NOLO.com: Offers easy-to-understand instructions on how to obtain 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status for a nonprofit

Foundation Center: new link to general webpage

Nonprofit Risk Management Center insurance: articles + glossary of risk management and insurance terms

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants: new, working link

 

Tax Information for Nonprofits:

Tax Information for Charitable Organizations: same list of forms/Life Cycles resources, has been incorporated within nonprofits

Filing Requirements for Nonprofits & Charities: Lists forms, help, and directory to Nonprofit & Charities page

About Form 990: Links to all new revisions, current forms, and directions to other relevant forms.

 

Fundraising:

Venture Partnership Foundation: Investment opportunity for charities and nonprofits

Impetus: Funding for charities

InsidePhilanthropy: Funding and grant information (who is giving to certain organizations)

Corporate Giving – information on corporate giving, definitions on programs and foundations (their Funding Directory is a paid subscription)

 

Resources for Individual and Personal Needs:

Individual Resources under Rappahannock United Way: community resources and free financial services

Quick Guide English: Rappahannock United Way

Quick Guide Spanish: Rappahannock United Way

 

Housing Resources:

Community Resources Directory: offers a helpline, but other offered housing information taken off the website

Homeownership and Rental Assistance: Same link as Virginia Housing Development Authority

USDA Rural Development – same subdirectory

Weatherization – energy.gov tips to weatherize your home. Provides information for how to apply for weatherization assistance

 

Regional Answers 

 

Official Websites of County Governments:

Westmoreland County: new url

 

Local/Regional Tourism:

 

      Fredericksburg:

Area Museums and Historic Houses: running list of museums and historic houses, with descriptions of each

FAM: Fredericksburg Area Museum website. Running list of exhibitions and events

Historic District: Official fredericksburgva.gov site, details the history of the downtown district

 

      Stafford:

Stafford Tour Information

      Spotsylvania County:

Spotsylvania County Museum

 

Local News and Radio Stations:

Potomac Local – Stafford County

Stafford County Sheriff’s Office – local news section

 

Local Parks:

Virginia State Parks – working link

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation

Westmoreland State Park – under Virginia State Parks website

 

Local Transportation:

Greyhound Fredericksburg Bus Stop – information

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 

Washington Dulles National Airport 

 

Tech Answers

 

GCFGlobal Computer Basics – hardware & software, safety, Internet

Senior Connects Computer Basics – on NetLiteracy

 

Voting Answers

 

Register to vote – on Vote.gov. Also can register on Vote.org

Voter registration status – on Vote.org

Virginia Department of Elections List of Candidates – statewide and local

 

Other Links of Interest:

DemocracyNet – may work, but takes a long time to respond. Not found on League of Women Voters’ website.