eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018

The eReference Library 2018 is a comprehensive link dataset toolkit of electronic reference resources and services currently available on the Internet. This guide provides researchers with a wide ranging A-Z pathfinder of subject matter specific sources, sites and services that includes actionable information on topics that include: business, dictionaries and digital archives, the economy, education, energy, governance, law and legislation, news, online services provided by librarians, information maintained by US and global organizations (public, private, industry, news, academic/scholarly, government), sciences, and more.

eReference Library Link Dataset Toolkit 2018

100 Management Experts on Twitter

100 Search Engines

21st Century Information Fluency Skills

21st Century Skill Students Really Lack

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives

2012 Best of the Web Award Winners Announced

2014 World University Rankings

2018 Directory of Directories

2018 New Economy – Discover New and Transparent Information Resources and Sites

A to Z Databases – The Premier Marketing and Reference Database

AAA Fuel Cost Calculator – Calculate The Estimated Fuel Cost Of Your Trip – Directory of Acronyms, Abbreviations and Initialisms

About Famous People

ABYZ News Links

Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources

Academic Business Libraries in North & Central America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

Academic Earth – Thousands of Video Lectures From the World’s Top Scholars

Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary

Accounting Glossary

A Concise Guide to the Major Internet Bodies

Acronym Finder

Acronym Search

Acronym Server Simplified

Acronyms Used by Asian / Pacific Studies’ Scholars: A Dictionary

Advertising and Marketing BRASS Business Guide

African Online Digital Library

African Studies Collections

A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

All-Acronyms – Directory of Conventions, Trade Shows, Convention Centers and Meetings

allvoices – Breaking News, Current Events, Latest News from All Voices

Alpha Dictionary Language Directory

AlphaGalileo – World’s Independent Source of Research News

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Library

America’s Economy for Phone From the US Census Bureau

Ancient Thespians One-Minute Web Guide – Reference Search Engine and Service

Antarctic Report

Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER)

Archival Meta Index

Archive It – Institutional Archive Collections of Digital Content

ArchivesHub – At the Center of Great Research

Argali White & Yellow – Phone Directories Search

ArtLex – Art Directory


ArtSource – A Gathering Point for Networked Resources on Art and Architecture

Asia News Network (ANN)

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library (ASWWWVL) Last Updated: Jan 2011


Asia-Studies Full-Text Online

Ask a Librarian – An Online Reference Service from the Library of Congress

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A to Z Quotes

AudioLiterate – Streaming and Downloadable Free Audiobooks

BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Related Abbreviations and Acronyms

Bar Code Number Source – Subdivisions

BBC Internet Radio Player

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

BERA – Business and Economics Research Advisor from the Library of Congress

Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index, 1999-2013 RUSA Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS)

Best of History Web Sites

Best Search Tools Chart


Biographical Dictionary

Biomass Document Database

Blogossary – The Blogosphere’s Dictionary


Bookboon – Download Free Student and Travel Books


BookInMyPhone – Read Books on Your Cell / Mobile Phone

BookRix – Web Your Book

BookServer – Distributed Lending and Vending Over the Internet

Boxes and Arrows Journal

BRAINTRACK – University Index

BRASS Business Guides

BrainyQuote – Online Business Dictionary

Business Intelligence Resources 2018

Business Reference on the Net

Business Reference Services – Indexes, Bibliographies, and Guides

Business Research Guide from Yale University Library

Business Technology Enterprise Best Practices Research


Canadian Atlas Online

Cartoon Strips for Educational Purposes

Catalog of United States Government Publications

CEO Express

Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemED DL)

Chemistry animations: click on any molecule to play animation


Chemical Bonding by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

China Biographical Database


City and County Information, Town and Community Info

CIA FOIA – Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room

CIA – World Fact Book

CIOZone™ – Professional Social Network for CIOs and IP Professionals

CITASA – Communication Information Technologies Section of ASA

Citationsy – Create Citations, Reference Lists and Bibliographies

citeulike – Managing and Discovering Scholarly References

Cities Alliances – Cities Without Slums – Comprehensive Stats on U.S. Cities – Data on Jobs, Relocation, Real Estate, Education, Hospitals, Travel and Crime

City Population

Classic Cat – Classical Music Directory

Clark Library Government Information Collection

Cliche Finder

Clinton Presidential Materials Project

CLIQZ Browser – Surf and Find Ultra Safe and Ultra Fast

CloudConvert – Convert Anything to Anything

Collections and Internet Resources in the Humanities and Social Sciences

College and Research Libraries Monthly Most Read Articles

ColorHexa – Color Encyclopedia including Information and Conversion

Comic Book Database

Company and Telephone Directories

Company Filings and Forms Via EDGAR 

Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD)

Concise Learning: Free resources for students

Confusing Words Database

Congressional Directory

Congressional Research Service [CRS] Reports


Consumer Reports – 101 Secrets From our Experts: The Insider’s Guide to Practically Everything 

ContactHelp – Directory of Phone Numbers of Customer Service and Customer Support

Content4Reprint – Free Article Directory and Knowledge Encyclopedia – Great Recipe Collection and Search Engine

Country Reports

CourseSmart – eTextbooks and Digital Course Materials

Court Records Free Reference and Directory

Crazy Fads

Credo General Reference

Crime Reports

CriticalPast – Search Thousands of Historic Videos and Millions of Images

CrunchBase – Free technology Company Database

CultureGrams – Concise, Reliable and Up To Date Reports on 200 Cultures

Current Law Journal Content (CLJC)


DailyLit – Quality News From Around the Internet

d’ART – Fine Art Marketplace and Community

Database of Virtual Art

Data in Gapminder World

DBpedia Knowledge Base

Deep Web Resources 2017

Definr – Incredibly Fast Dictionary

DELOS – Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (Content Frozen 2009)

Destination 2.0

DEVCompanies – Only Trusted Software Vendors

Dial A Human – Avoid Anoying Computer Answering Systems

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles Index

Directory of Libraries Throughout the World

Dictionary Server Protocol (DICT)

Digital Commons Network™ – Open Access Powered By Scholars Published by Universities

Digital Library Of The Commons Repository

Digital Methods Initiative Tool Database

Digital Public Library of America

DiracDelta Science & Engineering Encyclopedia

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Directory Resources 2018

Disability INFormation Resources (DINF)

Discogs – Community-Built Database of Music Information

dMarie Time Capsule

DocJax – Search Engine for Documents

Doing Business 2017 – World Bank

DoWire – Democracies Online

Drexel University The Math Forum

Dryad Digital Repository

Early Korea Project


Earth Science Literacy Maps

Earth Science Picture of the Day

EarthTrends – Online Environmental, Social, and Economic Trends Database

e-Asia Project

eBooks at GPO

E-Books Directory

eBrary Discovery – eBooks and Other Materials In a Wide Range of Topics

Education Atlas®

Education resources at the Smithsonian Education

Edutopia: Information and Inspiration for Innovative Teaching in K-12 Schools

eFunda – Engineering Fundamentals Reference

eHow – How Things Get Done

eLearning Papers

Electronic Book Review

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative

Encyclopaedia of Mathematics

Encyclopaedia Romana – Reference Desk

Encyclopedias for Business Reference

Encyclopedia of Life – Global Access to Knowledge About Life on Earth

Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Enterprise IA Roadmap

Environmental Indicators Gateway

Environment News Service (ENS)


EPoCH – Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage

ePodunk – City and County Information

eReference Library Tool Kit 2017

ERIC – The World’s Largest Largest Digital Library of Education Literature

Ersys – Comprehensive Destination Information

EServer – Arts and Humanities Accessible Writings

eServiceInfo – Service Manuals, Electronic Components Datasheets and Equipment Schematics Database

Eternal Egypt

EurasiaNet – Comprehensive and Information Coverage On the Countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia 

Europeana Collections – European Digital Library

EventsEye – Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Conferences and Business Events Worldwide

EXPLORATOR – Archaelogy, Ancient History

Explorelearning – online simulations that power enquiry and understanding – Directory of Fact Checkers

Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help

Farmers Market Search

Federal Government’s Financial Health: A Citizen’s Guide 2008

Federal Government Information

Federal News Radio

Federal Websites For and About American Indians


Feedbooks – Free e-Books and More

Fermat’s Library


FileInfo – The File Extensions Database

Financial Sources 2018

Finding Experts By Using the Internet 2018

Finding People Resources and Sites 2018

Fixya – Technical Support, User Guides and Repair Service

Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Florida Electronic Library

FLOSS Manuals – Free How To Use Free Software Manuals

FOIAonline – Freedom of Information Act Online – Historical Military Records

Fone Finder Query

FormSwift – Free Legal Documents

Free eBooks for Your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader

Free Online Dictionary at Your Service

Free Private Label Rights Article Directory – 100,000s of Total Free PLR Articles

Free Public Domain Audio Books and ebooks

Free Software Directory 

Free Software Foundation (FSF)

Free Textbooks and Internet Library

Free Thesaurus – Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Words

Freewriting: A Means of Teaching Critical Thinking to College Freshmen

Gas-Buddy – Local Real Time Gas Price Information Portal

Gateway to Library Catalogs

GetHuman Project

Getty Research Portal

Global Consumption Database

Global Education Website – Teaching Resources

Global E-Government Survey 2008

Global Legal Information Catalog

Global Living Dictionary

GlobalPost – A New Voice for Global News

Globalization & Economic Competitiveness – Industry and Company Analysis from Duke University Libraries 

Global Reference Network

Global Text Book Project

Glossary of Internet Terms

gMapTrack: Your Locations, Trips and Trackers with Google Maps

Google Body – 3D Model of the Human Body

Google Books Search

Google Cultural Institute

Google™ Help: Cheat Sheet

Google™ Maps

Governing: Sourcebook Online Supplement

Government Information Online (GIO)

govpulse – The Federal Register At Your Fingertips

Great Britain – China Centre

GuideStar – The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations

Guide to Grammar and Style

Guide To Privacy Resources 2017

Guide to Punctuation

Guide to Russian Business Information Resources

Handbook of Chemistry & Physics Online

Harmonized World Soil Database

HathiTrust Digital Library – US Newspapers Online News Headlines, World News, Current Events

Health & Safety Information on Household Products

Heritage Research

Historic Aerials – Aerial Photography From the Past to the Present

Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical United States Newspapers Online

History Guide/Informations Anglo-American Culture and History

Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)

Hoover’s Online – The Business Information Authority

How Far Is It

How To Call Abroad – International Calling Guide

Hubii – Discover and Personalize Your News

i360Gov – Federal Government News – The Academic Portal – Reference Library Science

iBillionaire Index (BILLION)

IBM RedBooks

IBM Watson Services

IDEA – Fresh Ideas to Advance Educational Technology

IDES Prospector Plastics Search Engine

IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)

Image*After – Free photo collection

ImageNet – Image Database Organized According To the WordNet Hierarchy

Imaging Resource – Digital Camera Reviews

indix – Everything About Products

indoition – Technical Documentation and Software Documentation Know-How

Industrial Resource Network – Vertical Directories of Industrial Manufacturers and Distributors

Industry Research from the University of Tennessee


Infopackets – Tech News Daily

Information Quality Resources 2018

Infomercial Index – Find Infomercial Info Fast

INFOMINE – General Reference Resources

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas, & Almanac Reference

Information Technology and Management

Instructables – Step-By-Step Collaboration

Instructional Strategies Infographic

Interactive Architecture

International Business – Information on the Business Conditions, Culture, and Economy of Different Countries

International Calling Codes

International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)

International Institute for Educational Planning : Publications

International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science

Internet Alerts

Internet Archives – Wayback Machine

Internet Clocks, Counters, and Countdowns

Internet Collegiate Reference Collection

Internet Computing Magazine

Internet Demographics 2017

Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine (IEU)

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource

Internet Experts 2018

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Internet MiniGuides

Internet Monitor – Analyzing Online Content Controls and Activity

Internet Prospector – Nonprofit Prospect Research (ended Nov 2008, archives available)

Internet Public Library Reference Center

Internet Resources Subject Portals

Internet Satirical Newspaper Association (ISNA)

Internet Scout Project

Internet Slang Dictionary and Translator

IPFS Distributed Web

ipl2 – Reference Information You Can Trust

iSeek – Targeted Search Engines for Students, Teachers, and Administrators

ISO Online

ITHound – Business Technology Library

ITN Source – Footage That Sets Your Story Apart

iTools (formerly ResearchIt!)

Ivy’s Search Engine Resources for Kids

James Madison Papers

Jane’s Information Group

Jargon File Resources

Journalist’s Resource – Research On Todays News Topic

Journal of Maps

Journals for Free – Directory of Open Access Journals

JURN – Find Free Academic Articles and Books

Justia – Law & Legal Information for Lawyers, Students, Business and the Public

Just One More Book Podcast – Books for Children

K-12 Content to Create,explore and Share

Katsuey’s Legal Gateway

Kellscraft Studio’s Web Text-ures: Public Domain Books On-Line

Kideos – The Online Kids Video Network

Language Guide – America’s Operating System Open Source

Law Library of Congress

Learn Liberty  Videos on topics from philosophy to economics to pop culture

Legislative Openness Data Explorer

Lexonomy – A Taxonomy Primer

Libdex – Index of Libraries Worldwide

LibGuides Community Site

Libraries & Archives in South Asia (LASA)

Library and Information Science: Blogs and Podcasts

Libraries for Research Data

Library and Information Science – A Guide to Online Resources

Library of Congress Labs

Library of Congress: Research and Reference

Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf

Library System – Ramapo Catskill -Cooperative Public Library System


LibraryThing – Catalog Books

LibriVox – Accoustical Liberation of Books in the Public Domain

Librophile – Free and Fee Based Audio Books

LIFE Photo Archives

Linguee – Dictionay and Search Engine for 1,000,000,000 Translations

Linux – Rute User’s Tutorial and Exposition by Paul Sheer

List of Newspapers – The Largest Directory of Newspapers Around the World

List of Search Engines

List of Wikipedias

Litfy – Read All the Novels You Want, Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device for Free

Logical Fallacies and How to Spot Them

LLRX – Creating a Personal Online Reference Desk for Beginners

BeSpacific – Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating Trustworthy News Sources

Macaulay Library – The CornellLab of Ornithology – Searchable World Gazetteer

Mapificent – Dynamic Public Transportation Travel Time Maps

Maps of the World

MapTube – Free Resource For Viewing, Sharing, Mixing and Mashing Maps Online

Maritime Knowledge Centre – SeaLibrary Online

Martindale’s Calculators On-Line Center

Martindale’s The Reference Desk

Mashpedia – Real Time Multimedia and Social Encyclopedia

Massivly Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – OpenLearning

Master’s In Education Guide

Math videos – Brightstorm

Mathway – Math Problem Solver


MATRIX: The Center for Humane, Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online

MatWeb – The Online Materials Information Resource

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Mediagazer – Todays Must Read Media News On a Single Page

Medical Dictionary by Stedman’s

Mechanical Engineering Simulations and Animations

Media History Digital Library 

MEDLINEplus Health Information


Memidex – Free Online Dictionary/Thesaurus and More

Mendeley – Free Reference Manager and Academic Social Network

Mentorbox – A Powerful Tool for Success

Merck Veterinary Manual

Merriam-Webster Online

Metagovernment Project

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineralogy Database – Mineral Collecting, Localities, Mineral Photos and Data

MIT Center for Real Estate


Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress

More Words – Search Dictionary, Word Games Crosswords and Anagrams

MorgueFile – Public Image Reference Archive by

Morse Code Translator

Multiple Intelligences

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museums of the World – Thousands of Museums Online

MusicBrainz – The Open Music Encyclopedia

My Virtual Reference Desk – My Facts Page – Internet Resources

My Virtual Reference Desk – Quick Reference / Research – Handwriting Recognition Product


NASA Images

NASA-Sponsored Classroom of the Future

NASA Women of STEM 

National Atlas of the United States

National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)

NASA History Division

NASA Women of STEM

National Archives Experience

National Archives – Research Their Records

National Center for Women & Information Technology

National Commission on Writing

National Cryptologic Museum

National Endowment for Financial Education

National Geographic Sustainable Destinations Resource Center

National Science Digital Library

National Transportation Library (NTL)

NationMaster – Compare Countries on Just About Anything Blogs

NatureServe Explorer

NCDD Resource Center

Net Data Directory

NetLingo – The Internet Dictionary

New Economy Resources 2018

NewsBot – Related News At a Click Of a Button – Gathers, Analyzes and Communicates Real-Time News

Newseum Today’s Front Pages

Newsibly – The Current News Fast

NewsLab Eurasia

NewsLibrary – News Research Made Easy

Newspaper Map – Reference

News To Watch – Breaking News By the Minute


New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery

New York Public Library Best of the Web

Newzmare – Read News Your Way 

NNDB – Intelligence Aggregator of Noteworthy People

Nobel Prize Internet Archive

Nolo Law Centers

NPR Podcasts

NSDL Science Literacy Maps 

Nutrition Facts & Calorie Counter

Occultopedia: The Occult and Unexplained Encyclopedia

Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)

Ocean Portal by the Smithsonian Institution

OdeWire – News for Intelligent Optimists

ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Old World Traditional Trade Routes (OWTRAD) Project – The Largest Directory of Biographies On the Web

Omniglot – A Guide To Written Language

OER Commons – Open Educational Resources

OneLook Dictionary Search

OneLook Reverse Dictionary

Online Chemical Dictionary

Online Conversions

Online Etymology Dictionary

Online JOurnal Search Engine (OJOSE)

Online Newspapers

Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL)

Online Research Tools

Online Structural Engineering Library

Open Access Directory (OAD)

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Open Architecture Network – Improving Global Living Standards Through Collaborative Design

Open Clip Art Library


Open Directory Project – Reference

Open Government Guide

Open Grey – System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe

Open Library – One Page for Every Book

Oxford Handbooks

Oxford Reference Online

Patch – Local Community News, Businesses, and Events

Physics: How to solve any physics problem

Physics Simulations

PDF Magazines From Throughout the World – Royalty Free Public Domain Stock Photos

Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)

People’s Daily Online

Periscope – Explore the world through someone else’s eyes

Perseus Digital Library

Pew Hispanic Center

Pew Research Center – Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World

Photo Laboratory – Free Stock Photography – All About Phrases

Plant Database

Podcasting Overview

Poetry Archive – The Academy of American Poets

Portico – Web Resources for Advancement Professionals

Prelinger Library – Online Collection of Public Domain Materials in Key Subject Areas

Presidential Libraries and Museums of the National Archives

PressDisplay – World’s Largest Online Newspaper Kiosk

PressReader – Newspapers from all the world

Pressmart – Electronic Newspapers and More

Project Gutenberg – First and Largest Single Collection of Free Electronic Books

Pronom – The File Format Registry – United States Publications

Public Libraries

Purdue Owl: White Papers

Purdue University Libraries Quick Reference List – Quotations, Fortunes and Proverbs

Radio Expert – Support for Community Media

Radio Locator – Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference

Rare Book Room

Reader’s Circle – Online Books and Resources for Literacy and Reading for Everyone

Read Print Library – Free Online Books, Poems and Short Stories

reCAPTCHA – Digitizing Books One Word At a Time


Refdesk: Reference, Facts, News, Free and Family Friendly

Reference Chat Libraries – Global Listing

Reference: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesauri, Usage, Quotations, and more — The Internet’s Best Reference Source

Reference for Business

References and Resources for Just-in-Time Teaching

ReferenCite : Academic Referencing Resource 

RefME – Referencing Made Easy

Refstart – Web Based Reference Application

Research-It! Search Toolbox

Resources for School Librarians


RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Satellite and Space Shuttle Tracking in Real Time

Scholarly Societies Project

Scholarpedia – Free Peer Reviewed Encyclopedia Written by Scholars

Science and Engineering Encyclopedia

ScienceDaily – Your Source for the Latest Research News

Science Gossip

Science – HowStuffWorks – Deep Web Search Engine – Universal Online Portal for Science, Advanced Teaching and Academic Research

Science Tracer Bullet Series From Library of Congress

Set Theory and Foundations of Mathematics</strong

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Semiotics Encyclopedia Online

Shanghai Library

Sheet Music Archives

Shelfari – Virtual Shelf for Your Books

Smart Grid

Smithsonian: Seriously Amazing

SMS Reference

SOLID – Social Linked Data

sotd: Site of the Day

Sources Select Online

South Centre – Intergovernmental Organization of Developing Countries

SouthEast Asian Images & Texts

SpringerImages – Hard To Find Scientific Images

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)

State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, Online Encyclopedias, Historical & Cultural Materials Collections

State Energy Profiles from the Energy Information Administration

State Resource Guides (including territories and the nation’s capital)

Statistics Resources and Big Data 2018

StatsAmerica – Your Portal To US Data

Student Aid programs – rethinking

Subject Tracers from the Virtual Private Library and Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

SuperCook Recipe Search Engine

Swiss Infodesk Research Tools

Teaching and Learning: Emerging Perspectives for educators essay

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) – Journal Information for K-12 Teachers & Librarians

Teaching Proportions in 7th-8th grade mathematics

Teaching Resources and Printables – Primary Teaching UK EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Teaching Resources Spelling & Vocabulary 100 useful website reference sites

Techmeme – Technology Changing News Site and Resource

Tech Museum of Innovation

Tech News Collection 

Techopedia – Technology Dictionary

Teen Content Creators and Consumers by Amanda Lenhart and Mary Madden of the PEW Internet and American Life Project

Terminology Reference Tool

Texas Digital Newspaper Program

TEXT FILES Resource Site

The Age of Aerospace

The Atlas of Economic Complexity

The Avalon Project

The Big Word Project – Websites Define the Word

The British Library’s Photostream

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Center for Public Integrity

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

The Digital Archaeological Record

The East Asian Collection

The European Library

The Federal Web Locator

The Free Library – Millions of Articles and Books

The Guide to Law Online

The Internet Governance Project (IGP)

The Internet SOCiety (ISOC)

The Literary Encyclopedia

The Little Green Data Book 2016

The Magazine of Early American Datasets

The Manuals – Free Manuals Online

The Map Room

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

The Mobile Library

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

The Old Farmer’s Almanac

The Online Books Page

The People’s Network – Online Services From England’s Public Libraries

The Plant List

The Quick Reference Site

The September 11, 2001, Documentary Project

The Supreme Court Database

The U.S. Government Channel

The Virtual Learning Resources Center

The Visual Thesaurus

The Why Files

The Yellow Icon – Quality Freeware Icons For You

The Yahoo! Style Guide – Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World

Think! Baby Names –

Time and Date Reference Resource

Tools for Creating, Editing,  and Sharing

Top ten amazing chemical reactions – A Showcase and Workshop for New Public Radio

TreeSearch : U.S. Forest Service Research and Development Publications

TSNN – Event Search and Resource


TV News Search & Borrow – Search 350,000 News Broadcasts

Twitter 101 for Business – A Special Guide

UbuWeb – Repository for Visual, Concrete and Sound Poetry

UIUC Online Reference Collection

United Nations iLibrary

United States Economy at a Glance

UNITY/McCormick Foundation Electronic Clearinghouse for News Diversity Research

Universities Worldwide

University of the People (UoPeople)- Tuition Free Online Academic Institution

Urban Conservation Glossary

Urban Dictionary Mobile Apps : Search for State Government Information

U.S. Blue Pages – Your Online Guide to U.S. Government

U.S. Census Bureau: Data Visualization Gallery

U.S. Cities & Towns

U.S. Congress Votes Database

U.S. Data and Statistics

User Manuals for Consumer Electronics

U.S. Government Bookstore – New Titles By Subject Alert Service

U.S. Government Documents Ready Reference – Business

U.S. Government Manual

U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Government Book Talk!

U.S. Government Virtual Reference Shelf (Ask A Librarian)

Using the Internet as a Reference Tool

USPS ZIP+4 LookUp!input.action

UT Library Online Useful Reference Sites

Vadlo – Life Science Search Engine

viaLibri – Rare Books Resources and Search for Bibliophiles, Librarians and Collectors

Video Lectures – Exchange Ideas and Share Knowledge

Virtual Cave

Virtual Library of Human Sciences

Virtual Library of Useful URLs Arranged By Dewey Decimel Classification

Virtual Private Library Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs

Virtual Reference Bibliography

Virtual Reference Shelf

VirtualTourist – Travel Guides, Maps, Photos, Forums, Deals and More

Visual Arts Data Service (VADS)

Visual Dictionary Online

Visuwords™ – Online Graphical Dictionary

Vizala – Online Economics, Market Research, Demographic and Industry Database

VolunteerMatch – Find a Place To Volunteer

Wall Street Executive Library

Wanfang Data – Chinese Studies in Business, Medicine, Science and Technology

Web4Lib Electronic Discussion

Webopedia – Free Online Dictionary for Computer and Internet Technology



Wellcome Images – One of the World’s Richest and Unique Image Collections

What Is

Where To Find Great Free Photographs And Visuals For Your Own Online Articles

Who2 – Find Famous People Fast

Why couldn’t I have been shown this in maths class?

Why handouts?

Wikibooks – Free Open Content TextBooks

wikiHow – The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit



Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia

WikiWand – Modern Interface That Optimizes WikiPedia Content 

Wiktionary – Free Multilingual Dictionary

Wise Guide – Library of Congress Portal

Wonders : Images of the Ancient World : NYPL Digital Gallery


Wordnik – An Ongoing Project Devoted to Discovering All the Words and Everything About Them

WorldCat – Search the World’s Largest Network of Library Content and Services

World Digital Library

World eBook Fair

World Encyclopedia of Law

World Internet Project (WIP)

World Population

World Statistics Pocketbook

World Wind

World Wide School – The Global Science Gateway

Writing Prompts for Literacy Instructors and Students – Free giveaway

WWW Virtual Library: General Reference

YCharts – Economic Indicators by Category

Yearbook of the United Nations – Yearbook Collection (1946-2005)

YouTube EDU – Video and Channels from College and Universities

Zeef – Curated Directory for Development and Tech Resources

Zip Code Lookups Free

ZMap – Open Source Network Scanner

ZygoteBody – Human 3d anatomy

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