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Where to get answers on-line

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Excellent post by Christina Laun—bookmark it. Title: “Lose Your Wikipedia Crutch: 100 Places to Go for Good Answers Online”. The first 10 (go to the link for the other 90.)

General

Find answers to all kinds of questions through these sites.

  1. InfoPlease: Visitors to this site will be treated to an almanac, atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary and much more, which should be more than enough to find information on just about anything you’d need.
  2. Fact Monster: Run by Infoplease, this site is geared towards the younger crowd, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some great information here. Find answers to basic math, science, history and sports questions.
  3. About.com: This site provides articles on a huge variety of subjects, many of which provide useful information or can link you to sites that have what you’re looking for.
  4. Refdesk.com: Billed as a “fact check for the Internet,” this site provides a range of resources that make it easy to search the web, check an encyclopedia or dictionary, read the news and much more.
  5. Reference.com: Part of the Dictionary.com site, this online resource provides access to many encyclopedia articles, as well as the accompanying dictionary and thesaurus.
  6. Answers.com: Answers.com provides visitors with access to articles from sites and journals all over the Web.
  7. Factbites: Called a cross between a search engine and an encyclopedia, this site is designed to make searching for information easier by filtering out information and only giving you the most relevant results.

Library and Reference

Search through library archives and do research through these sites.

  1. Oxford Journals: Look through all the journals published by Oxford and find many articles that are free to read and download.
  2. eBrary: Many libraries give full access to eBrary’s collections, but if you don’t have one near to you that does, you can use this page and still enjoy looking through loads of books and journals.
  3. ibiblio: This site is full of public domain information including maps, books, pictures and much more that you can use in your next research project.

Written by Leisureguy

11 July 2008 at 12:59 pm

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