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World Wide Web. WebSiteFaves is a review of many of our absolute favorite websites.

 

 

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Information and Reference

Have a question? Need to do a term paper? A report for work? A vast storehouse of data and information is yours, 24/7, and almost all of it is free for the asking. As with every other category we will almost always recommend free vs. paid sites. and this category is no exception.

The best starting point for any research project is your preferred  Search Engines (see the discussion of our fave Search Engines here), or your preferred  reference portal. Our fave reference portals, of course, are Refdesk and CEOexpress.

Can't find what you're looking for? You'll most likely find it on one of the Category sites below, but you will surely find it on one of the sites you'll find on either of these two great comprehensive directories:

Best Free Reference Web Sites … an index of the web sites included in the annual lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites of the American Library Association.

          

 

Library of Congress Alcove 9 … the ninth "virtual alcove" is a collection of websites selected and annotated by subject specialists in the Library of Congress Humanities and Social Sciences. All of the websites listed have components that are free and available to the public.

 

             

Here are our faves in other reference categories:

Almanacs

       

CIA World Factbook               Infoplease 

                                                         

World Almanac for Kids

     

Biography

            

Biographical Dictionary                Biography

                 

Business – General 

              

Answers                                       Hoovers

  

Dictionaries

     

Dictionary                              YourDictionary  

    

Encyclopedias

    

Britannica                             High Beam Encyclopedia

      

Infoplease                              Wikipedia   

 

Flags  

 

Flags                             

 

Legal – For Businesses & Consumers

FreeAdvice

Libraries

You will find of full review of our fave libraries on our Library page here.

 

Maps

Pick your fave portals map section ...             

             

maps.google                                 mappoint.msn

maps.yahoo

... the original Map & Directions site ...       

                   

mapquest

 ... or our fave ...  the MapMachine from National Geographic

                          

MapMachine                        

 

Statistics

  

FedStats                            U of Mich - Statistical Resources  

 

    

                        

 

  

                                  

 

 

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