Reference Desk


Welcome to the Reference Desk

The resources listed below are reviewed by the Wood Library’s Reference Librarian and are provided for informational use only.  The Wood Library is not responsible for the content of external websites nor does the library endorse any products, services or opinions of websites listed.  If you need assistance in your quest for information please feel free to Ask a Librarian!

Online Resources

Topics: Quick Reference, Civic & Community, Community Calendars, Community Referral, Consumer Information, Census & Demographics, Genealogy, Local Government.

Quick Reference (Directory): White Pages, Yellow Pages, Reverse Lookup.

C.A.T.S. Bus Transit Schedule Dictionary, Thesaurus, Crossword Puzzle, Reference.

OWWL Databases: PLS online subscription databases. Library card number and PIN required for these services. ZIP Code Lookup, Shipping info, Tracking, Package Calculator.

Wolfram|Alpha: Mathematical search engine that uses dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.

Tutor Spree: Find local tutors.


Civic and Community

Canandaigua Botanical Society

Canandaigua Business Directory

Canandaigua Chamber

Canandaigua Connected

Canandaigua Rotary

Canandaigua Downtown


Community Calendars

Canandaigua Downtown

Finger Lakes 1 Community Calendar

Thompson Health Calendar

WEOS Event Calendar


Community Referral

211 Finger Lakes

New York Public Records

New York State Criminal Justice


Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau

Consumer Review

Consumer Search

Edmunds (Car Prices)

Kelly Blue Book (Car Prices)

NADA Guides (Car Prices)


Census & Demographics

ACT Rochester (Community Indicators for the Rochester Area)

Sperling’s Best Places to Live

Canandaigua City Profile 2000

Canandaigua Town Profile 2000

ePodunk (City Profiles)

Ontario County Quick Facts

U.S. Census Bureau



Find A Grave


Monroe County Local History & Genealogy

Ontario County Historical Society

Ontario County Records & Archives Center


Local Government

Canandaigua – City

Canandaigua – City Municipal Code

Canandaigua – Town

Town of Bristol

Town of Farmington

Town of Hopewell

Town of Manchester

New York State Home Page

Ontario County

Ontario County Supervisors’ Manual 2011