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Reference Materials (Dictionaries, etc.)

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Types of Reference Materials On This Page Include the Following

Acronym and Jargon Finders
Dictionaries
E-Mail Address Books
Encyclopedias
Internet Searches
Glossaries
Language Translators
Libraries
Manual of Styles (APA, Chicago, etc.)
Phone Books
Quotations
Reference "Desks" (sites with multiple types of reference information)
Thesaurus

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Reading Skills
Writing Skills


Acronym and Jargon Finders

Acronym Finder
another Acronym Finder
Computer and Internet Acronyms

Dictionaries

Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary for Students
American Heritage Dictionary
Britannica
Dictionary.com
Online Dictionaries
Online specialized dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary

E-mail Address Books

Finding Email Addresses on the Web
Large Email Directories

Encyclopedias

An I.T. encyclopedia
Answers.com
Canadian Encyclopedia
Columbia Encylopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia of Life
Encyclopedia of Symbols
How Stuff Works
RefSeek - Directory of the Best Online Encyclopedias
ScholarPedia
Wikipedia
World Book
World Digital Library

Glossaries

Business Thesaurus Glossary
Glossary of Business Terms A-Z

Language Translation

Google Translate
Free Online Language Translator
Free Web and Text Translation Service
Free Translation Online

Libraries

lib-web-cats (includes access to 4,000 libraries)
Library Spot -- government libraries

On-Line Sources to Get Up-to-Date National and International News

Media "Watchdogs"

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Media Matters for American
Media Research Center
News from around the World

Business News

CNN Money
Bloomberg News
Business Week
Business Wire
Forbes Financial
Financial Times
Investor's Business Daily
New York Times Business News
Wall Street Journal

World News

BBC World News
CNN World News
London Times
MSNBC World News
New York Times World News
World Press Review

USA, including international focus

ABC News
CBS News
CNN
Google News
NSNBC News
Reuters (with focus on financial and business news)
USA Today

Phone Books

International Telephone Directory
Switchboard for US and Canada
Telephone Directories on the Web, Phone Books, White Pages, Yellow Pages

Quotations (general)

Creativity Quotes
Creative Quotations
Quotations Page
Quoteland.com

Reference "Desks" (sites with multiple types of reference information)

Ask a Librarian
Ask Dr. Jeeves
CWL Publishing Enterprises
Online Reference Desk
Reference Desk

Thesaurus

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Merriam Webster thesaurus
Thesaurus (an Ask.com service)

Internet Searches

Base Bones 101 -- Basic Tutorial on Searching the Web
Bing
Google
DogPile
DuckDuckGo
International Directory of Search Engines
Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
MagPortal
Search Engine Watch
Search Engines to Find Anyone
WebCrawler
Yahoo