Education - References
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Collection of ready-reference links for information seekers. Access everything from
home-buying tips to a huge list of palindromes to horror movie star profiles. It's all
Library posts thousands of carefully reviewed resources about, well, everything. To
customize the database, click on Teachers, Kids, Teens, Parents or Community. You may also
scan general topics and the index or conduct a direct search.
Studying literature has never been easier, and Cliffs also has StudyWare, interactive
software for the GED, SAT and other national tests. Course reviews in math and the
sciences will turn you into the coolest! Astound your teachers.
Elements of Style
Anyone who has taken a composition course will recognize Strunk's guide to the English
language. The entire 1918 classic is here, from correct comma usage (for that time) to
using the active voice. Links make it easy to get from one section to another.
Garbl's Writing Resources On Line
A resource for educators and students alike contains a useful directory of writing
experts, style guides, word play and more. Got a particular question about the English
language? Link to Miss Grammar from here.
Jesse's Word of the Day
Ever wondered about the origins of expressions like mollycoddle, bugaboo and in like
Flynn? Turn to the senior editor of Random House's Reference Department. If your curiosity
isn't sated by the list presented here, you can ask Jesse yourself.
Library of Congress, The
Browse reference materials and the card catalog; visit the copyright office and historical
collections. The library lives up to its mission: to make resources available to the
people. Find history, travel and job info, an events calendar, more.
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How does a word get into the dictionary? What does the word nimiety mean? What does Old
English look like? Find out from the online folks at Merriam-Webster. The online bookstore
is full of good reference, business and light-reading books.
My Virtual Reference Desk
Simplicity prevails over aesthetics; however, the end result is your very own reference
librarian. Material ranges from general dictionaries and encyclopedias to more specific
resources such as Seniors Online.
National Archives and Records Administration
NARA is the agency responsible for managing federal government records. Find out what it
does and procedures for reading documents under its control, such as John F. Kennedy
assassination records, genealogy information and maps.
Bartleby's online library of classic literature is candy for lovers of great books. Taking
its name and mission from Melville's stubborn scrivener, the project is one of the Web's
most-read libraries. Check out Yeats, Keats, Frost and more.
Reference Desk, The: Martindale's
Links a-plenty here: to language dictionaries, educational and science sites, business law
sources, entertainment and media locations, more. Check out such disparate items as an
interview with John Travolta or tips on renewing your passport.
Billing itself as a one-stop reference desk, data-packed resource proves itself as useful
as an elephant gun for anyone embarking on an information safari. Make use of
biographical, financial, language and geographical tools -- all searchable, all free.
Students, the dark days of wandering through library stacks are over. Infonautics presents
a handy resource for the online scholar. Access to documents jam-packed with facts and
figures grant your paper the authority it needs to win an A.
Scholes Library Electronic Reference Desk
A very handy tool to find general references, electronic publications, phonebooks/area
codes and government information. Check out the international time/date page, the weather,
electronic thesauri and history and geographical links.
Virtual Reference Desk, The: Purdue
If you need an answer to a nagging question, chances are you can alleviate your
information-deficiency here. Link to many standard references, from the Oxford English
Dictionary to the CIA World Factbook to phone books.
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