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General Reference Collections
- Ontario Library Service - Ready Reference Sources
A core collection of e-reference tools.
- Internet Public Library - Basic Research Tools
A complete online reference collection organized by categories and annotated for ease of use.
Quick Reference Sites
- Yahoo! Canada: Babel Fish Translation Service
Translate web pages, Usenet postings, news articles from foreign papers, or your own text.
- Biographical Dictionary
Search for people by name or by natural language query, for example, "Who invented the zipper?"
Access the complete Encyclopedia Britannica as well as websites and articles.
- Calculators Online
Thousands of calculators for figuring out everything from compound interest to recipe conversions.
Short useful articles about people, places and things - a great place to start research!
- Farmer's Almanac
Source for weather prediction, planting tables, recipes, sunrise tables, and other country wisdom.
- Information Please
Combined almanac, encyclopedia and dictionary that continuously updates facts, statistics and historical records on sports, entertainment, people and countries.
- Literary Index
References to biographies in the Gale literary series Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism.
- Map Quest
Zoom in on a map to see strict details or get door to door directions.
- OneLook Dictionaries
Need a definition of a word? The OneLook Dictionaries searches over 350 general and specialized dictionaries to find you the best definition.
- World Factbook
Basic information on all the countries of the world as gathered by the CIA.