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Collections of Reference Works

  • * -- Rich collection of reference sources, language reference, & literary works, including: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Roget's Thesaurus, Strunk's Elements of Style, Fowler's English, Emily Post, etc.
  • Reference: Ready Reference -- From the Internet Public Library
  • Virtual Reference Shelf -- From the Library of Congress


Biographical Sources (see also Biography Resource Center database)


Chronologies & Timelines

  • *Anyday -- Extensive listings of birthdays, deaths, & historical events
  • On This Day -- Top news stories & events, from the BBC
  • On This Day in History -- Headlines, top shows, songs, birthdays, & more
  • *This Day in History -- Historical events, from the HistoryChannel
  • HyperHistory Online -- Click on Events (on the left); then select a sequence of years (on the right); no date-specific searching available

Dictionaries (see also Oxford English Dictionary database)

Directories: Businesses & Individuals

Directories: Businesses Only

Directories: Other

Encyclopedias (see also Britannica Online Encyclopedia database)


Opinion Polls



Translation & Language Tools

  • Babel Fish -- Translates text and web pages to & from 13 languages
  • Google Language Tools -- Searches & translates text or web pages to & from 10 languages
  • Shodouka -- Service that enables display of websites with Japanese language characters, even for PCs that are not set up to display the Japanese alphabet

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