Facts, figures, definitions, addresses, and information on people and places can be found on many free websites. A selection of these reference sites are listed under these categories:
(Healthcare, Law, Multimedia, Science)
RESEARCH-IT: YOUR ONE STOP REFERENCE DESK
Quick access to general and specialized dictionaries, biographical and geographical information, currency converters, stock quotes and more.
AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY
A biographical dictionary with almost 30,000 entries on Americans who died prior to 1996, whose lives or careers directly influenced the course of American history.
The Arts and Entertainment Network's biography site of over 20,000 entries of persons living and dead.
Over 22,000 entries with flexible searching capabilities and links to other sites.
BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY MASTER INDEX
Not the biographies themselves, but a very comprehensive index to biographies found in printed sources.
LIVES, THE BIOGRAPHY RESOURCE
Links to individual biographical sites and collections of biographies are included in this megasite.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
A comprehensive collection of links to sites that rank institutions of higher learning, with caveats about their validity.
Commercial online access to the Peterson's huge database of educational institutions and services, with auxiliary help features.
STUDY ABROAD SEARCH ENGINE
Pulls together thousands of overseas study opportunities from higher education institutions. Up-to-date, with necessary links.
THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
FUNK & WAGNELLS NEW WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA
Online dictionary and thesaurus; includes usage, pronunications and brief etymologies.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
Since 1928, the source for etymology, variant spellings, pronunciations, and authoritative definitions for more than half a million English language words.
Online synonyms and antonyms.
ELEMENTS OF STYLE
The 1918 classic from William Strunk, Jr.
GUIDE TO GRAMMAR AND WRITING
Basic grammar and writing help, comprehensive and accessible.
TOOLS FOR COLLEGE WRITING
Access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
STATISTICAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB
Compilation of links to hundreds of statistical files from federal, foreign and academic sources, searchable by broad topic or more narrow subdivision.
BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS
The tenth edition of this class, published in 1919.
Two commercial quotation finders, both with word and author searching. Quoteland also features a subject arrangement.
GUIDES TO INTERNET RESOURCES
BEST INFORMATION ON THE NET
Academic subjects directory.
Internet Public Library
LIBRARIAN'S INDEX TO THE INTERNET
VOICE OF THE SHUTTLE
Humanities search engine/index.
SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES
All-purpose search engines & directories:
Specialized engines & directories:
Multimedia - search for photographs, audio, and video
* indicates a directory that reviews all of its sites STYLE MANUALS
AMA-APHA Citation Style Guide
American Sociological Association Documentation Style
APA Citation and Bibliography Form (pdf)
APA Citation Style Information and Tutorials
Chicago Manual of Style Documentation (pdf)
An interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers in modeling the proper use of information property. Students are welcome to use this as well.
Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronic Sources
Diane Hacker's Research and Documentation Online
MLA Documentation Style (pdf)
New MLA Online Tutorial
OWL- Online Writing Lab at Purdue University
Research Writing Rescue
Sample pages of a Research Paper in MLA Style
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical JournalsLIBRARY CATALOGS
From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
UW-Madison Writer's Handbook
Brooklyn Public Library LIBRARY HOMEPAGES
CATNYP (New York Public Library - Research Libraries)
CLIO (Columbia University)
LEO (New York Public Library - Branch Libraries)
New York Academy of Medicine
BobCat (New York University)
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Long Island University
Queens Borough Public Library
Milbank Library (Teacher's College - Columbia University)
Tri-Cat (Cornell, Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller)
Brooklyn Public Library
New York Academy of Medicine
New York Public Library
New York University
Queensborough Public Library
New York City Web Page
New York City - Office of Management & Budget
New York State Senate
New York State Law Information
New York State Web Page
Official MTA Home Page TAX & TAXATION
IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
New York State Tax Forms
Tax & Accounting Sites Directory