Free Reference Resource Roundup
Maybe your library doesn't subscribe to any databases, or maybe you'd just like to beef up your offerings to patrons who do not have library cards. Either way, here's a growing list of FREE reputable websites where you can direct your patrons or use for ready reference.
This list is not exhaustive! If you have more to add, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Resources & Assistance
Check to see what online resources your state's Bar Association (or closest large city) has to connect residents with pro-bono representation.
Health & Sciences
A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.
Consider linking to your local health department as well.
More ideas: Your county or nearest large city may have a workforce center or something similar. Colleges and universities have excellent job finding resources on their websites you can link to, including interview prep and resume help.