Web Tools

Finding the best advice about where to live, how to get cheap books for class and where to go for the best grocery prices can be a challenging task.

But with a little Web surfing, the tools one needs can be simple and fast solutions. Here are just a few.


Book.ly — book.ly: Order books directly from the site or search for a textbook to see what it is listed for on other sites.

TIS Bookstore — tisbookiu.com: This local option provides new, used and rental books. The store also offers e-books.


The Krazy Coupon Lady — thekrazycouponlady.com: This site lets you browse for deals at major retailers nationwide, as well as search for coupons to print out at home.

A Full Cup — afullcup.com: A Full Cup lists forums for deals, as well as printable manufacturer’s coupons for stores and restaurants.

Housing needs

IU Classifieds — onestart.iu.edu: Access Classifieds through Oncourse. Post an ad of your own or check listings ranging from roommate requests to unwanted furniture.

Bloomington Craigslist — bloomington.craigslist.org: The site features a section for all things housing, but avoid scams and always meet in a public place to discuss any transactions.

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