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General Reference Sites
"Each of 10 topical
Weather, is supported by a selection of features, encyclopedia articles
(more than 57,000) and related links. The site's
atlas serves up easy-to-read country maps showing major cities and political
boundaries. Specialized almanacs include a
Daily Almanac and
Facts Behind the News. Use the
20th Century Chronology to locate statistics, events, biographies,
obituaries and more for each year of the past century. Younger students can
Fact Monster, an almanac and encyclopedia created in partnership with the
"A free virtual library resource center for educators and students,
librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone
exploring the Web for valuable research information." Encyclopedias, maps,
quotations, dictionaries and more.
ipl2: information you can
ipl2 is a public service organization and
learning/teaching environment hosted by Drexel University's college of
Information Science & Technology and merges the collections of resources from
the Internet Public Library and the librarians' Internet Index websites.
Refdesk.com is full of
facts and figures, updated news, and links to sources from phone books to world
Martindale's The Reference Desk
facts and reference site with links to world clocks, boating knots,
international copyright information, travel tips, and scientific libraries
Open Directory Project
A reference source
assembled by volunteers, the site lists diverse categories of information and is
the free encyclopedia that
anyone can edit
strengths, weaknesses, and differences all arise because it is open to anyone,
it has a large contributor base, and its articles are written by consensus,
according to editorial guidelines and policies.
This site lets you
search current reference titles, including world fact books and Bartlett's
Familiar Quotations, and it won't overwhelm young researchers.
Internet Sites for Books and Book Reviews
Amazon.com is a site that sells books, music scores,
electronics, gifts and apparel.
Barnes & Noble
This web site sells books, music, gifts and offers online
Presented by the American Library Association, Booklist reviews the latest books. It also has a
variety of featured articles including author interviews, bibliographies, book
essays by well known writers and a selection of columns.
This online edition of BookPage provides many book reviews for new and not so
A free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related
content on the web. Featured sites are selected by the editors and organized
into categories such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic
texts, book news and more.
The New York Review of Books
Electronic edition of the print journal; limited access without
an electronic subscription.
Dealers of Out-of-Print Books
Library and Professional Sites:
This association "is the oldest and largest library association in the
world, with 64,000 members. Its mission is to promote the highest quality
library and information services and public access to information. ALA offers
professional services and publications including online news stories from
"American Libraries" and analysis of crucial issues from the
Alabama Library Association
The ALLA site provides information about their News & Events, Membership,
Governance, Resources and "Administrivia."
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Contains information and helpful references for
the blind and physically handicapped.
BookWire is a comprehensive online portal into the book industry. Its mission is
to"provide librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors and book
enthusiasts with the resources that they need."
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Portal to copyright and intellectual property information.
Libdex - The Library Index
"Libdex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs,
Friends of the Library pages and
library e-commerce affiliate links".
The electronic edition containing library news, features and all manner of
information for librarians.
The School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama
The University of Alabama School Of Library and Information
Studies' web site, providing information on degree programs, admissions, courses,
resources, faculty and students.
This web site contains many links that are helpful for
librarians. They include information on new and used books, repairing books,
used book sales and access to the British, French and Canadian libraries.
NetLingo - The Internet Dictionary
A dictionary of Internet terms. "It contains thousands of words and
definitions that describe the online world of business, technology, and
An online dictionary and search engine for computer and technology definitions.
Definitions for thousands of the most current IT-related words.
The Foundation Center
The most comprehensive and current online source on foundations and their
A rich treasure of online information, services and resources –
whatever you need from the U.S. government.
The latest Alabama news and classifieds.
The top stories in the news.
Latest news and sports
Links to news from around the world; presented by the Internet Public Libary.
News, business, sports and editorials.