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General Reference Resources

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Electric Library
Searchable database of articles and news stories from newspapers, magazines and websites.

elibrary.com
A searchable database of text from books, newspapers, magazines, radio transcripts and other sources.

Expert Resources
A collection of links to online experts resources and services.

FirstGov
A guide to U.S. government websites with databases and document searches.

Foreign Language Resources
Large collection of valuable foreign langage resources, organized by language

HowStuffWorks.com
As the name implies, this website provides general information about how a variety of everyday things work, from car engines to toilets.

infoplease.com
Your Ultimate Fact Finder! Sports,entertainment,world almanacs,encyclopedia, facts behind the headlines & homework help.

Jump Start Your Online Research
This article will lead you to some of the major starting points to begin researching, as well as some of the best places to find discussion and interactivity on your subject.

Librarian's Index to the Internet
A thorough and well-organized directory of websites with detailed reviews of each site. Also provides search and browse features and a list of recently added resources.

Library of Congress
The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.

My Virtual Reference Desk
Offers links to a variety of electronic references; this site lets you access an online calculator, the current time from the U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, maps, dictionaries, libraries, postal codes and more.

National Archives and Records Administration
This federal agency provides records to federal records. The website includes records, databases, family history/genealogy research, Federal laws, regulations, notices, exhibits and much more.

Navigator -- The New York Times on the Web
A highly selective list of valuable Web resources provided by the New York Times.

Official Federal Government Web Sites
Lists the URL's of web sites for all branches of the U.S.federal government.

PBS Online
PBS Online provides in-depth websites on numerous historical, scientific and socioligical topics.

Search.com
Allows you to search different online databases including databases for colleges, recipes, words, news stories, jobs, medical news, software and many others.

Study Web
Contains a searchable collection of research-related website links and descriptions.

The Internet Sleuth
The Internet Sleuth also allows you to query multiple databases at one time and use speciality search engines for different subjects.

Third Age
ThirdAge.com is a website helping a generation change what it means to be 45, 55, 65. ThirdAgers are smart, adventurous and pursuing passions, and ThirdAge.com provides the tools and resources to help.

United States Postal Service
Well-designed site with lots of information, including a zip code search.







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