Reference Material, Knowledge Management and Education Resources
Business Reference Page - Links to directories of business
information, phone numbers, government resources, maps, FAQs,
dictionaries, and financial calculations.
- The Info Service - An
enormous reference resource featuring links in categories like
programming, computer help, genealogy, hobbies, business and
- The Internet Lost
and Found - Free worldwide directory listings of lost and
- IPL Associations on
the Net - Search Associations on the Internet through the
Internet Public Library.
- Langenberg -
Provides access to multiple phone, reference, geographic,
business, search, and media databases with integrated search
- LibrarySpot.com -
Reference collection including dictionaries, encyclopedias,
newspapers, maps, reading lists, and quotations.
Reference Desk - Large collection of links to reference
resources, including language centers, calculators, maps, and
Melissa Data - ZIP Codes, area codes, cities, states,
addresses, information about non-profit organizations, people
who have contributed to political campaigns, and demographics.
- Refdesk.com - A
one-stop site for all things Internet including news, weather,
sports, reference, encyclopedia (50 areas), facts on file, FAQs,
tutorials, search engines, Win95, free stuff, and games.
Includes over 20,000 links.
- A large categorized collection of reference links to over 600
- Trussel's EclectiCity
- Links cataloged in the form of on-line publishing: stories,
articles, dictionaries, bibliographies, song-lists, word-lists,
phone-lists, and translations.
- Virtual Learning
Resources Center - Search a collection of resources
recommended by librarians and educators. Select from subject
specific databases or general web sites, news sources, or
electronic text archives.
- Bartleby.com -
Includes the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, dictionaries,
- Britannica Concise
- Featuring 28,000 short articles.
Encyclopedia - Browsable online version of the 1911 edition
of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Encyberpedia - Electronic encyclopedia with its own content
as well as over 10,000 links to the best reference sites on the
Britannica Online - Provides complete text of Encyclopaedia
Britannica with search capabilities, related links, and
multimedia enhancements. Full text for subscribers only; free
Smithsonian - Links to on-line Smithsonian resources and
answers to frequently asked questions from A to Z.
- HighBeam Encyclopedia
- Offers articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia and Britannica
- How Stuff Works
- Articles explain how hundreds of things work, from elements of
the human body to space-age technology.
Encyclopedia - "A subset of the content (concise set) is
provided for free, the access to the rest of the Hutchinson
Encyclopedia requires subscription."
- Information Please
- Online dictionary, Columbia Encyclopedia, and almanac
- Knol - Peer-reviewed
encyclopedia from Google. Articles are written by named
- MSN Encarta Encyclopedia
- Includes a world atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, multimedia
collection, and homework tools.
Nuttall Encyclopædia of General Knowledge - Approximately
14,000 entries on topics including art, geography, literature,
philosophy, religion. Originally published in 1907.
- Online Encyclopedia
- Offers articles from on the 11th edition Encyclopedia
Britannica, and from the Crystal Reference Encyclopedia. All
articles are searchable and alphabetized.
Probert Encyclopaedia - Reference source with several
hypertext linked entries covering a broad variety of subjects.
- Simple English
Wikipedia - User-contributed online encyclopedia intended
for people whose first language is not English.
- Wikinfo - User edited
encyclopedia based on Wiki software. Contains articles,
information on editing, and a list of differences between this
encyclopedia and Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia - A free
encyclopedia with millions of articles contributed
collaboratively using Wiki software, in dozens of languages.
- World Book Encyclopedia
- Online version of the complete reference work along with
dictionary, atlas, links, magazines, historical documents,
audio, video, images, and 3D photographs. Requires free
temporary registration with option to buy continued access for
- ABMaps - Online
interactive map of the world, with detailed street atlas for
- Atlapedia Online -
Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key
facts and statistics on countries of the world.
- Atlas of the
Biosphere - A collection of maps, schematics, and
information about human-environment interactions, directed at
the education community.
CIA World Factbook - Reference Maps - Various maps of the
world in both jpeg and pdf format that are updated annually.
- Expedia Maps - Offers
searchable listing in the United States and Europe by address
and driving directions.
Global Gazetteer - Look up countries, cities, and airports
and obtain topographic maps, weather data, and selected
- Google Maps - Provides
directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of
the United States. Can also search by keyword such as type of
- Great Circle Mapper -
Shows great circle path between specified points on the globe
with an aviation focus.
- Map Up - Provides
continental, oceanic, and country-specific maps, followed by
- Maporama -
Generates maps for a desired address or point of interest.
Output is also viewable on handheld computers.
- MapQuest - Find
directions for and explore towns and cities worldwide. Display
addresses on a map, view nearby businesses, get driving
directions and maps, and plan a trip with city information. Also
includes aerial photographs of selected areas.
- Maps of World -
Online maps showing countries of the world and continents. Too
wide for smaller monitors.
- Multimap - Global
mapping service including street maps of Europe, North America
- National Atlas of
the United States - U.S. government map portal providing
access to many government branches including USGS, Census, U.S.
Forest Service, NOAA, National Park Service and others.
- Planet Observer -
Displays country and ocean maps, followed by demographic data on
each reviewed area.
- Readmap Project -
Online maps collection with political and economical overview of
- Shaded Relief Map of
the World - Interactive global map, including topographic
relief, satellite imagery, and political information. Includes
- TerraFly - Searchable
aerial views of cities and towns in the United States.
- View maps and aerial photos of various parts of the Earth.
United Nations: Cartographic Section - General country and
special issues maps.
- United States
Library of Congress Map Collections - Top-level categories
include cities and towns, cultural, landscapes, conservation and
environment, military battles and campaigns, discovery and
exploration, transportation and communication. Searchable by
keyword, location, creator, subject, and title.
- Windows Live Local
- Combines online mapping and local search, uses a scratch pad
to take notes, and allows to search questions around the United
States in a geographical context.
- World Atlas -
Get maps and relevant information about every country, every
U.S. state and dozens of major American cities.
- Worldmapper - A
collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on
according to the subject of interest.
Advertising Quotes - Indexed notes on advertising.
- All Things William
- 10,000 quotes based on the name William in its various forms
and offered in the spirit of sharing and celebration!
quotations - Animal quotations and quips about dogs and
cats. Quotes about our favorite pets.
- Annabelle's Quotation Guide
- Organized by topic and author, quote-o-gram, weekly quotes
mailing, and a quote of the week.
- Anyara's Aphorisms
- Quotations sorted by topic, with the speaker's sun sign noted.
- Aphorisms Galore -
Find witty sayings by author or category, read background
information, and contribute favorite sayings.
- Bartlett's Familiar
Quotations - Searchable quotations site, provided in
electronic format by Project Bartleby at Columbia University.
- Board of Wisdom -
Share and debate famous quotes, sayings and witticisms.
- Born Today - Quotes
by, pictures of, and links to information about people who were
born on each day of the year.
Brain Candy: Celebrity Quotations - Advice given by well
known people. Also famous put downs or insults.
- BrainyQuote -
Thousands of quotes grouped by topic and by author.
- Business Quotes -
Motivational quotations from Dale Carnegie, Henry Ford, and Zig
Ziglar as well as other American business communicators.
- Creative Quotations
- Search quotes from famous people by keyword, author, and
source, or by author's day of birth, nationality, and
Critial Thought and Religious Liberty - Quotes - Includes
pages with quotes from America's founding fathers, Albert
Einstein, Adolph Hitler, and Stephen Jay Gould.
- Crystal Clouds
- Providing quotations on a range of topics and by a number of
famous and lesser known figures of both past and present
Celebrations: Quotations Directory - A collection of quotes
on a large number of topics. Topics are listed in alphabetical
Daily Miscellany: Archive of Quotations - Inspirational
words on a variety of topics.
- Dictionary of
Quotations - Famous and inspiring quotations organized by
subject and author.
- DividingLine.com -
Quotations by philosophers, poets, and psychologists, with
additional sayings about nature and love/romance.
Elibron Wit & Wisdom - Thousands of famous quotations
organized by categories.
- Famous Quotes and
Quotations - Browse a collection of famous quotes and
quotations listed both by author's name and topic or submit your
Food Quotations - Quotations about food, ranging from the
humorous to the philosophical, by everyone from Confucius to
Quotes - This collection of quotations, aphorisms, maxims,
proverbs, mottoes, book excerpts, and poems is browsable by
author or cross-referenced topic.
- Great Aviation
Quotes - Thoughts on flying, airplanes, and being a pilot.
History Quotes - Includes a list of quotes about history
from various authors and historians.
- House of Quotes
- Quotes categorized by topic.
- Insight Quotes -
Collection of quotations as well as a free Daily Insight e-mail.
Institution of Silly & Meaningless Sayings - The study of
isms. Current database holds almost 450 isms heard at first
Education - Colleges And Universities
Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities -
Represents 18 member institutions which offer higher education
in the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual tradition at the
undergraduate and graduate (masters and doctoral degrees) level.
- The Center for Measuring
University Performance - Research enterprise focused on the
issues of measuring university performance and rankings of top
public research universities.
College and University Home Pages - College and University
Home Pages - Alphabetical Listing
- College and
University Research and Reference Page - Includes research
and reference page.
- Colleges, Schools and
Universities Listings - Alphabetical listing of community,
graduate, management, law, dental and medical schools, colleges
and universities around the globe.
- Council of Independent
Colleges - Provides professional and educational development
services for the presidents, deans, and faculty for over 500
independent liberal arts colleges and universities.
- Council of International
Schools: Higher Education - Organization information,
information on the higher education systems of different
countries and regions, advice on admissions and financial aid
for international students, database of member institutions, and
Getting Ready for College Early - A handbook for parents of
students in the middle and junior high school years by the US
- GoCollege -
Information for the collegebound student.
- Inside Higher Ed
- Offers free online news and job information for college and
university faculty, adjuncts, graduate students, and
- International Association
for Management Education (AACSB) - Accrediting agency for
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business
administration and accounting.
Association of Universities (IAU) - IAU members are
individual universities and major regional and national
university organisations (approximately 150 different
Education Opportunity - Policy research on opportunity for
postsecondary education and training.
- Society for Research into
Higher Education (SRHE) - Aims to improve the quality of
higher education through the encouragement of debate and
publication on issues of policy, on the organisation and
management of higher education institutions, and on the
Value of a College Degree - Provides full-text access to the
ERIC Digest of this name which examines the financial and social
advantages which are associated with a college degree.
Homeschooling - Provides unit studies, games, forum, local
resources, and a weekly newsletter.
Afrocentric Homeschoolers Association - Resource for
families wishing to incorporate Afrocentric homeschooling.
Links, activities, and email group.
- A-to-Z Home's
Cool - Homeschooling community and portal site: chat,
boards, events, articles, kids' sites, links to learning
materials, support groups, ideas for educating teens, and laws
worldwide. Also includes sample forms and transcripts.
- Carschooling -
Ideas and resources for learning while in the car.
- Cottage School Search
Site - Cottageschool.net allows you to find homeschoolers,
cottage and classical schools, teacher and tutors close to your
- Denim Jumpers -
New homeschooling information, articles, filtered search
function, and top ten lists. From a Christian perspective.
- DonnaYoung.org -
Print-outs, forms, planners, handwriting practice sheets,
grading cards, cursive animations, and resource links.
- Provides free articles, resource links, a newsletter, and
other features to help make homeschooling easier and more
Homeschool Online - An online homeschool portal with
resources and support for creative homeschoolers, including
state laws and regulations, curriculum reviews, articles, and a
- Educationsense -
Down-to-earth support, resources, products, services and camps,
by home educators for home educators. Includes discussion lists,
de-cluttering pages and "The Festival Folk Finder".
- Home School
Information - Offers the positive and negative views of
homeschooling, resources that are available for homeschooling,
and links to colleges.
- The Home School
Source - Services include a lending library with mailing
direct to homes, a curriculum and book store, swap and
discussion boards, and events listings.
- HomeHearts -
Information and helps including philosophy, methods, materials,
scheduling, tools, support, and step-by-step guide to getting
- Homeschool Central
- Advice for new homeschoolers, columns from the Miserly Mom,
Catholic resources, preschool through high school activities,
and information on individual states.
Homeschool Country - Includes Christian articles,
lesson-planning worksheets, and links to other resources.
- Homeschool Dads
- Geared specifically for the fathers who homeschool. Includes
homeschooling news, articles, organizations, events, and forums.
Highlights - Curriculum reviews and education articles from
Dean and Karen Andreola.
Homeschool Highway to Learning - Complete Resource
information for the beginning homeschooler. Free newsletter,
free curriculum information, chat room and online bookstore.
- The Homeschool
Oasis - Encouragement for those considering it, starting out
or burning out. Plan to spend some time exploring this 300-plus
- Homeschool Resource
Directory - Portal site with support information, getting
started, articles, laws, and regional resources.
- The Homeschool Resource
Directory - Offers a database of websites for use in
homeschooling. Categories include worksheets, recipes, forms,
and school subjects.
Homeschool Social Register - Offers a free service allowing
homeschoolers to get in touch with other homeschoolers in their
area while protecting each party's privacy. Separate pages for
towns, cities and counties in the United States, Canada, and New
- The HomeSchool Times
- Offers support for homeschoolers with message boards for
adults and children, articles, and lesson plans.
- Homeschool World -
Home of Mary Pride's Practical Homeschooling magazine and
homeschooling community. Large number of articles, news, online
experts, up-to-date events list, groups listed by state,
contests listing, forum, email newsletter, and links area.
- Homeschool.com -
Resources and information including articles and message boards.
Knowledge - Information Architecture
- Amichi - Chicago based
firm that specializes in metadata creation and interface design.
Offers company profile, description of services and
- Apperceptive, LLC
- Design and architecture technology consulting firm based in
- Argus Center for
Information Architecture - Reference for learning about the
theory and practice of information architecture.
ASIS Summit 2000: Presentations - Includes an Information
Architecture Glossary, and slides for 12 Information
Architecture presentations. April 7-9, 2000, Boston, MA.
- B C Bennett -
Information architect, interactive designer, graphical user
interface (GUI) specialist, multidisciplinary team manager.
Resume and portfolio.
Becoming an Information Architect - Article written by Sacha
Cohen, originally published on Monster.com.
- Boxes and Arrows
- Journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the
work of the information architecture community. Offers current,
as well as previous issues and submission information for
Contentology.com - A resource site with information, links
and analysis on information design and architecture, usability
principles, Web design, content development and Internet news.
Produced by contentologist G. A. Buchholz.
ContextualAnalysis - Information architecture consulting,
specializing in content analysis and organization,
taxonomy/thesaurus design, website indexing and back-of-book
indexes in the humanities.
- Dynamic Diagrams
- A group of information architects, visual designers, and Web
designers. Consultants in information architecture for Web
- Elegant Hack -
Information Archtitect resources, weblog, and newsletter.
- Navneet Nair speaks on topics such as emerging technologies,
enterprise applications, UI architecture and visual design.
Art And Entertainment Museums
Museum of Magic - Privately owned collection of items
related to the art of magic in Marshall, Michigan. Includes show
dates, admission information, and a location map.
Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design - The Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
researches, documents and presents the history of the Bauhaus
school (1919-1933), the most important school for architecture,
design and art in the 20th century.
- Belvue Museum -
Museum about the history of the Belgian Dynasty, especially King
Baudouin, and the former medieval Palace of Emperor Charles V in
- Bona Museum & Gallery
- Collection includes Korean women's personal ornaments and folk
art throughout history. Located in Seoul, Korea.
- Chichu Art Museum -
Provides art works, visitor information, and programs. Located
Museums - A guide to the many Los Angeles-based museums
related to the motion picture industry and Hollywood
UNESCO Archives Portal - Directory of archives
worldwide and resources related to records and archives
management and to international co-operation in this area.
- Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Archives - A non-profit organization devoted to the
preservation and dissemination of the history of the North
American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Collections
held at New York University's Tamiment Library
Library Association Archives - Searchable, browsable
listings of the archives and documents of the American Library
Association from the 1920s to the present.
- Archive Grid -
Searchable database of nearly a million collection descriptions
provided by libraries, museums, and archives around the world.
- Archives of the
History of American Psychology - Holdings include primary
materials from American psychologists, antique instruments used
by psychologists, and outdated testing materials.
Congress on Archives 2004 - Reports from the congress in
Maritime Archives and Collections Society - Materials
related to marine history and conservation, maritime research,
and nautical education.
National Sound Archive Catalogue - A searchable online
catalog of almost 2.5 million sound recordings held by the
British Library National Sound Archive (NSA).
Providence Archives - Records of the Sisters of Providence,
and the Providence Health System of the Northwest United States.
Repositories of Primary Sources - A listing of thousands of
websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare
books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the
research scholar. Maintained by Terry Abraham at the University
- The Schøyen
Collection - Comprised of manuscripts from around the world,
spanning 5000 years, held in Norway.
Standards for Archival Description: A Handbook - Describes
technical standards, conventions, and guidelines used by
archivists in describing holdings and repositories.
Ask An Expert
- Ask A
Linguist - Post a question involving language to a panel of
linguists; browse and search past answers.
Askville by Amazon - User-generated questions and answers,
also with discussions and expert user profiles.
- Blurt It! - Users can
ask questions, answer questions, and collect points for
- European Experts
Exchange - Multilingual experts offer their feedback on
common open-source applications, including PHP and MySQL.
- Globe Alive -
Searchable database of experts standing by to help you.
- Google Answers -
Now retired service where live researchers used to answer your
questions on any topic for a fee. Existing answers can however
still be browsed or searched for free.
- I Recognise That
- I Recognise That is a place where people can ask or answer
questions about anything and everything. Someone that asks a
question can also upload a photo to help illustrate that
question. Questions are answered by other users.
- IQgeeks.com - Question
and answer services as well as a forum for discussions of
random, weird and interesting facts.
- iQuestions - Video
answers to lifestyle questions answered by Christian experts in
the areas of marriage, parenting, intimacy, finance, faith,
career, and other topics. Users may submit questions, share
answers, and join discussions.
BloomsburyMagazine Research Centre - Offers literature
reference searches powered by bloomsbury reference books.
- Book Sale Finder
- Guide to used book fairs and sales across the USA.
- Centre for the
History of the Book - History, projects, and events.
Nonfiction Magazine - Journal includes online essays and
book reviews as well as links for the Goucher College MFA in
Manuals UK - Instruction manuals for products sold in the
- International ISBN
Agency - Includes a user's manual, prefix ranges, details of
group agencies, publications, reports, and news.
- ISBN Tools - Information
and tools for using International Standard Book Numbers. Scan
them with a CueCat, look them up, or search them.
- ISBN.org - Enables
applications to be made for ISBNs, SANs, and ISMNs in the United
States and Puerto Rico, and provides information about the
- Library of Economics and
Liberty - Economics classics online, featured essays,
letters to the editor, and data links by topic.
Nonfiction Religion Book Reviews - Collection of reviews by
Skylar Hamilton Burris.
Central - Books Online - Resource links in finding books on
Chronology - Attempt to collect and record all books having
colour-printed illustrations or decorations from 15th century up
- Merriam-Webster OnLine
A free, searchable on-line dictionary and thesaurus, word games,
a word of the day, and many other English language and
vocabulary reference tools and resources.
- OneLook Dictionaries
- Look up a word or term in an Internet dictionary or glossary.
Free search access to a frequently updated database of words,
terms, names, and acronyms.
- AllWords.com -
Features two modern English dictionaries, multilingual search,
and translation. Also features a guide to language sites on the
web and a language discussion forum.
Alternative Dictionaries - Includes a list of slang terms
and phrases in various languages.
International Dictionaries - Free online dictionary from
Cambridge University Press.
Century Dictionary Online - Free 500,000 word dictionary of
English with an encyclopedia and world atlas. Uses DjVu and JPEG
formats to display page images. Has headword lookup and full
text search of 22 million words of underlying text.
- Free edition of a complete Webster dictionary. Fully
- DICT Development Group -
A WWW interface to several freely available on-line
dictionaries, including Webster's 1913, the Jargon File, the US
Gazetteer, and Easton's Bible Dictionary.
Building Software for Reporters - Software program for
realtime reporters and captioners that lists many diverse
- Dictionary of
Comprehension - A Dictionary of Comprehension in different
Dictionary of Difficult Words - Search or browse this
dictionary of more than 13,000 words.
Dictionary Society of North America - An international
organization of librarians, booksellers, translators, linguists,
publishers, writers, journalists, and collectors. Founded in
1975 to further research in dictionary making, study,
collection, and use. Member of the American Council of Learned
- Free online dictionary search, translator, word of the day,
crossword puzzles and word games, and vocabulary learning
resources for many languages.
Dictsearch - Search a variety of dictionaries including
monolingual, bilingual, and specialty dictionaries.
- eLook Dictionary
- Provides definitions, synonyms, and related words.
- Farlex Free
Dictionary - Collection of dictionaries by subject including
medical and legal together with free and subscription
encyclopedias, in ten languages.
- Collection of more than 2400 links to glossaries and