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Websites - Open Access

 

  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - http://www.bartleby.com/99/index.html The ninth edition of John Bartlett?s classic collection of quotations contains over 9,000 selections from Hesiod and Plutarch, through Chaucer and Thomas ? Kempis, up to the contemporary statesmen of the day.
  • Digital Librarian
    http://www.digital-librarian.com/reference.html
    "A librarian's choice of the best of the Web." An A-Z listing of great websites put together by a librarian.

  • Internet Public Library
    http://www.ipl.org/
    This popular site is lists reference sources for general topics such as Social Sciences and Humanities. It also contains a number of Pathfinders that are more specific guides to doing research in a parti cular topic, such as Literary Criticism or Job Hunting. Also has a great Shakespeare site, and sections for kids and teens.

  • Martindale's Reference Desk
    http://www.martindalecenter.com
    It's big and ugly, but it's one of the best out there, especially for science and health related information.

  • Roget's Thesaurus
    http://thesaurus.com/Roget-alpha-index.html
    Search the headwords or full text of Roget's Thesaurus, 1911, version 1.02 (supplemented: July 1991) released to the public domain by MICRA, Inc. and Project Gutenberg. Internal cross references are represented as clickable links.

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
    The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

  • US Gazetteer
    https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer.html
    "This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the Tiger Map Server and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup server. You can search for places, counties or MCDs by entering the name and state abbreviation (optional), or 5-digit zip code."

  • Web of Online Dictionaries
    http://www.yourdictionary.com/
    "This website indexes on-line dictionaries, thesauri, and such like containing words and phrases. Preference in selection has been given to the free online dictionary of high quality." Also search over 100 different languages.

  • Yahoo Reference
    http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/
    One of the most popular reference site directories. Links to Dictionaries, Music Reference, Units of Measurement sites,
    Population, Quotations, and much more. Fun for browsing.

    Directories

  • Yahoo's People Finder
     http://search.yahoo.com//people/email.html Directory of telephone and e-mail listings.

  • Infospace
    http://www.infospace.com/
    Contains phone directories, city information, and government listings. Search for owner's of phone numbers using reverse look-up.

  • Switchboard
    http://www.switchboard.com/
    An easy to use yellow pages, as well as other useful features. Lets you search by yellow pages headings of by business name, in or around a certain area.

  • White Pages
    http://www.whitepages.com/
    Conduct People Search, Business Search, Reverse Lookup, Area Code and Zip Code Lookup.

  • U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Lookup
    http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/
    Need a U.S. zip code, or the four digit extension for it? Start here.