Best Free Reference Web Sites
From the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA).
Twenty thousand entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia (1994). (advertisements)
Information on people, businesses, and geography in the U.S.
For library employees, password required.
Listing of Internet glossaries on many subjects. (advertisements)
Full text almanac and other sources. (advertisements)
Searches many web dictionaries simultaneously. (advertisements)
Pointers to various Internet reference sources. (advertisements)
Information on jobs and professions from the U.S. Department of Labor.
English Dictionary (OED)
Full updated text of the OED. (Loyola University New Orleans only)
Library Map Collection
Over 4000 maps of the entire world, mostly 19th and 20th century, copyright free.
Business and economic statistics and demographics. (Loyola University New Orleans only)
Abstract of the United States
Massive annual compilation of statistics (requires Adobe Acrobat plug-in).
Resources on the Web
University of Michigan Documents Center. (frames)
Country information from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Pointers to various Internet reference sources.
Look for Zip codes for U.S. mailing addresses.
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