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Reference Gateways

JERSEYCLICKS: New Jersey’s Online Gateway to Quality Information http://www.jerseyclicks.com/homepages/jclicks/ index.asp?cid=jclicks&lid=jclicks
Librarian’s Index to the Internet http://lii.org/
Suite101 http://www.suite101.com/
WWW Virtual Library http://vlib.org/
Digital Librarian http://www.digital-librarian.com/
Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
Research-It! - Your one-stop reference desk http://www.itools.com/
Internet Public Library Ready Reference Collection http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR/
HotSheet Web Reference http://www.hotsheet.com
The Library Spot http://www.libraryspot.com/
Yahoo! Reference http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference
New York Times Navigator http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/navigator/index.html#ref
Kids Online Resources http://www.kidsolr.com/

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Education Gateways/Academic Research

Academic Info http://www.academicinfo.net/
High School Ace http://highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm
Voice of the Shuttle Humanities Research  http://vos.ucsb.edu/
AOL @ School http://www.aolatschool.com/message
EduHound http://www.eduhound.com/
The New York Times Learning Network: Student Connections http://www.nytimes.com/learning/students/index.html
EDinformatics http://www.edinformatics.com/index.htm
Library in the Sky http://www.nwrel.org/sky/index.php
District Administration Curriculum Hotspots http://www.districtadministration.com/viewpage.aspx? pagename=staticpage/CurriculumHotspots_07.htm
Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/

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Live Reference Session

QandA NJ http://www.qandanj.org

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Miscellaneous Reference

The Great Buildings Collection http://www.greatbuildings.com/
Terraserver
(mammoth collection of satellite images: search by place name, geographic coordinates, map location, or use a prepared list of famous places) 
http://terraserver-usa.com/
CIA: The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/index.html
How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Fodor's Giant Travel Book http://www.fodors.com/
Yellow Pages Phone Book and Phone Directory http://www.findlinks.com/

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Encyclopedias/Almanacs

Encyclopedia.com from Electric Library http://www.encyclopedia.com/
WORLDTIME: interactive atlas, time info, public holidays http://www.worldtime.com/
Encarta Concise Encyclopedia http://encarta.msn.com/
Encyclopedia Smithsonian http://www.si.edu/research/
Fact Monster
(combination Atlas, Almanac, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia)
http://www.factmonster.com/
Information Please Almanac Home Page http://www.infoplease.com/
The Farmer's Almanac http://www.farmersalmanac.com/

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Dictionaries/Thesaurus

A Web of On-Line Dictionaries http://www.alphadictionary.com/index.shtml
WWWebster Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict.htm
American Sign Language Dictionary http://www.masterstech-home.com/ASLDict.html
Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus http://www.askoxford.com/

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Government Sites

USA.GOV
(gateway for government sites)
http://www.usa.gov/
The National Security Archive http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html
Supreme Court of the United States http://www.supremecourtus.gov/
Supreme Court Collection http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/
Historical United States Census Data Browser http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/
Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence http://free.ed.gov/
Catalog of US Government Publications ( CGP) http://catalog.gpo.gov/F?RN=398704008
National Archives and Records Administration Archival Information Locator (NAIL) http://www.archives.gov/
Statistical Abstract of the United States http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

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Biographical Reference

Biographical Dictionary http://www.s9.com/
A&E's Biography Database http://www.biography.com/
Academy of Achievement http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/pagegen/index.html
Great Economists and their Times http://www.frbsf.org/publications/education/ unfrmd.great/greattimes.html
National Women's Hall of Fame http://www.greatwomen.org/home.php
Nobel Prize Internet Archive http://nobelprizes.com/nobel/nobel.html
Time Man of the Year Archive http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ 0,28757,1857576,00.html?iid=redirect-personoftheyear
4000 Years of Women in Science http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/

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Newspapers/News Magazines

The Flying Inkpot's World News Links http://inkpot.com/news/
The New York Times on the Web http://www.nytimes.com/
USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/
Newspaper Links http://www.newspaperlinks.com/voyager.cfm
WashingtonPost.com: International http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/world/index.html
All the World's Newspapers
(4100 online newspapers from around the world and each of the fifty states)
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/index.htm
Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News/Action News http://www.philly.com/
Article Finder http://findarticles.com/
Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/
TIME http://www.time.com/time/

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Museums

Museums Hotlist http://www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/museums.php
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org/
American Museum of Natural History http://www.amnh.org/
Museum of Unnatural Mystery http://www.unmuseum.mus.pa.us/
Welcome To The Getty http://www.getty.edu/
LACMA-Los Angeles County Museum of Art http://www.lacma.org/
Welcome to The Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/
MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art http://www.moma.org/
UK Museums, MuseumNet, Museums in the UK http://www.museums.co.uk/
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/
Andy Warhol Museum http://www.warhol.org/
Royal Tyrrell Museum Homepage http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/
Academy of Achievement http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/ pagegen/index.html
The Franklin Institute Science Museum http://www2.fi.edu/
National Museum of Science and Industry http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/index.asp?flash=yes
The Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.html
Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mwm/sci.html
Smithsonian Institution http://www.si.edu/
WebMuseum Paris: Bienvenue! (Welcome from the curator) http://www.ibiblio.org/louvre/
Newseum http://www.newseum.org/
International Spy Museum http://www.spymuseum.org/
America’s Story from America’s Library http://www.americaslibrary.gov
Museum of the Alphabet http://www.jars.org/museum/alphabet/index.htm
Museum of Chinese in America http://www.moca-nyc.org/MoCA/content.asp
Europeana http://dev.europeana.eu/

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Libraries on the Web

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html
Libweb: A directory of Academic Libraries http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/Academic_main.html
The British Library http://www.bl.uk/

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Ask An Expert Pages

Ask an Expert and Homework Help Sites http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/askanexpert.php
Ask an Expert Sources http://www.cln.org/int_expert.html
RefDesk Expert Sites http://www.refdesk.com/expert.html

 

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