Reference Desk

USA.gov
The U.S. government's official web portal, providing access to official information and services from the U.S. government. USA.gov also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government. 

U.S. Executive Branch
Official Web site of the President of the United States and his cabinet.

U.S. Judicial Branch
Official Web site of the U.S Supreme Court and other federal courts.

U.S. Senate and California's U.S. Senators 
Official Web site of the U.S. Senate and specific links to California's U.S. senators' Web sites.

U.S. House of Representatives and California's U.S. Representatives 
Official Web site of the U.S. House of Representatives and specific links to California's U.S. representatives' Web sites.

Federal Citizen Information Center 
All the information contained in Federal pamphlets covering the Federal Government and everyday consumer issues.

National Interagency Fire Center  
An interagency wildland fire incident information system that provides a standardized reporting tool for wildland fire incidents and provides the public a single source of information related to active wildland fire information.

Lassen National Forest

Plumas National Forest

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Bureau of Land Management
Public lands managed by the Eagle Lake Field Office covering approximately one million acres in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada.

U.S. Internal Revenue Service 
Web site of the U.S. tax collector including links for obtaining IRS Forms and Publications and information on Where to file Federal tax returns.

Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong

Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Learn about and follow the full range of economic statistics reported by the principle labor and economics fact-finding agency for the Federal Government.

City of Susanville Government

City of Susanville - The Web site of city government departments.

 

Lassen County Government

Lassen County - The Web site of county government departments.

Lassen County Board of Supervisors   

Lassen County Office of Education

Lassen Community College

 

 

 

 

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Page last updated August 30, 2016
 

 

Law & Legal Resources

California Laws 
A Web site in which you can search for and view all current California laws.

California Constitution 
A Web site in which you can search for and view the contents of the California Constitution.

California Courts Online Self-Help Center 
Find information, forms, and help with your legal issues including small claims court, divorce domestic vilence, changing your name, traffic violations, child and spousal support, child law, adoptions, guardianships, and much more ...

LawHelpCalifornia
LawHelpCalifornia.org provides low-income Californians easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information.  LawHelpCalifornia DOES NOT provide direct legal services.

Nolo: Legal Solutions for You, Your Family & Your Business  
Free legal information, law books, legal software, and legal forms and when you need extra help, Nolo's unique lawyer directory.

Lawyers.com
A free service from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell designed specifically for individuals and small businesses and providing lawyer profiles, information and tips to better understand the law and make informed legal decisions, articles and discussions on current legal issues, and self-help advice and forms.

Find Law
Easy and comprehensive access to lawyers and legal information.

California State and Local Government on the Net 
A directory of California state, county and city government web sites.

California State Association of Counties
CSAC represents county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services. This site provides numerous sources of information about California counties and state agencies.

California State Legislature 
Official Web site of the California legislature and specific links to the State Assemblyman and State Senator representing the districts of which Lassen County is a part.

California Department of Motor Vehicles
"Don't Stand In Line, Go Online!" Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. This site provides an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions.

Caltrans - Road Conditions
Lassen County is included in Caltrans District Two.

CA Department of Fish and Game
Manages California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. Lassen County is included in the Northern Region.

High Desert State Prison

California Correctional Center

California Franchise Board 
Web site of California's tax collector including links for obtaining FTB Forms and Publications and information on filing California tax returns

California Laws 
A Web site in which you can search for and view all current California laws.

California Constitution  
A Web site in which you can search for and view the contents of the California Constitution.

California Courts Online Self-Help Center  
Find information, forms, and help with your legal issues including small claims court, divorce domestic vilence, changing your name, traffic violations, child and spousal support, child law, adoptions, guardianships, and much more ...

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This page last updated on August 26, 2011

 

Resources for Students

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General/All Purpose Resources

Note Taking Help
Note taking strategies, which strategy makes sense in a particular situation, choosing the strategy that works best for you, knowing if a piece of information is worthy of a note, organizing your notes and improving your note taking skills in a variety of other ways.

Direct Textbook - Direct Textbook helps students, parents and professionals find the books they need by searching over 50 online bookstores for new, used, rental, or ebook editions. Direct Textbook has over 10,000,000 books in its database,in addition to inventory of every major online bookstore and links to the WorldCat directory so you can find out if the book
you want is available at the library. Direct Textbook also shows you where to sell your books with their buyback and trade-in comparison service.

ALA Great Web Sites for Kids
A web site by the American Library Association containing links to numerous other web sites for academic studies.

Kidspace @ ipl2
Web site links for students provided by ipl2 (see link below).

Virtual Middle School Library
This site has web links to just about any resource for students, parents and teachers.

Khan Academy
Learn almost anything for free. With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, Salman Khan is on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)
A web-based publication of virtually all Massechusetts Institute of Technology course content -- lecture notes, exams, and videos -- that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. OCW is free, open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. No registration required.

10 Universities Offering Free Science Courses Online

ipl2: information you can trust is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment that merges the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. Thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals are involved in answering reference questions for the Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.

FREE is among the most popular K-12 websites maintained by the U.S. Department of Education because of the more than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources offered by dozens of participating federal agencies.

Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education, for students, teachers and parents.

Education Resources  This site contains a large number of links to education-related Web resources. It is maintained by Dr. Arlys E. Peterson, Associate Professor, Education Department, University of Sioux Falls (South Dakota). Note: Many of the Web links no longer work and some are provided by commercial entities that charge for their products/services.

 

Government Resources

U.S. Department of Education

California Department of Education

Lassen County Office of Education  

Special Education in California Information and resources to serve the unique needs of persons with disabilities so that each person will meet or exceed high standards of achievement in academic and nonacademic skills.

 

Exam Preparation 

Study Guide Zone offers a series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment. The site's goal is to provide free study resources and study guides for those students to be adequately prepared for their examination.

Free Test Online  Free mathematics and science practice for students taking the SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, CLEP, GMAT tests and more.

Got Test Anxiety?  Do your nerves affect your performance on tests? Check out this site for tips on how to deal with your test anxiety and improve your test scores.

 

Home Schooling Resources

To find your own home schooling resources enter the term "home school" into the internet search engine of your choice.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a non-profit membership organization of families who home school their children nationwide. Its strength lies in its attention to active law cases and both state and federal legislation dealing with home schooling; the site also includes links to related news articles.

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) conducts and collects research about homeschooling and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and catalogued on home schooling, many of which were done by NHERI.

About.com:Homeschooling  An all encompassing Web site providing links to resources for the home-schooled.

Homeschool.com was created to empower parents to create the ideal school for their child at home and has the founding principle of consistently providing resources, information, and support to all homeschooling families.

HomeschoolMath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, extensive link list of games, interactive tutorials & quizzes, curriculum guide, and teaching tips articles. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of mechanical memorization of rules.

 

For High School Students

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Information pertaining to the CAHSEE for students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Science Fair Projects
Science fair project ideas from Ask for Kids.

 

For the College-bound

Federal Student Aid, home to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), is an office of the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance¬ógrants, loans and work-study programs¬ófor education beyond high school.

My College Scholarship explains how college funding works, the types of college scholarships available, how to find a scholarship, and how to apply for one.

Peterson's provides information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, summer opportunities, study abroad, financial aid, test preparation, essay editing and instruction as well as resume writing, and career exploration. Free registration is required for most services. Services are both free and fee-based.     

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