Electronic and Web Sources

Ready Reference Websites

These sites each maintain a vast collection of links to reference materials and information.

Collection Sites

Internet Public Library
A massive collection of sites organized by traditional library categories. Extremely useful and well organized.

Librarians Index to the Internet
With the motto "Infomation You Can Trust," this index is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 10,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by libarians for their usefulness. Reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources.

An excellent source for quick facts and information. Refdesk is fast, easy to navigate and refdesk.com has three toals: (1) fast access, (2) intuitive and easy navigation and (3) comprehensive content, rationally indexed. The prevailing philosophy here is: simplicityl "Simplicity is the natural result of profound thought." And very difficult to achieve.

MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites
For the past five years, the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA has compiled a list of best free reference web sites. These sites are reviewed and selected by librarians for particcular usefulness in reference service.

BRASS Best of the Best Business Web Sites
The Education Committee of the Business Reference and Services Section of RUSA developed this outstanding subject guide to business information on the Internet. The websites are targeted at business information of all types, and particularly for librarians serving business researchers and business patrons.

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This page was last updated September 18, 2003.