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DESCRIPTION: One of a set of "Home" pages comprising the sterncastle or local section of The Telson Spur, this page is a list of links to on-line reference resources (including General Reference). The coordinate Home pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to Local Information (including Canada), Telecommunity, Global News, Sky and Weather, Reference, Family, Life and Leisure, Home Computing, Internet Forums, Portals, and Web Weaving.

KEYWORDS: general reference; reference; guide; list

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Local Information

Global Community
Regional Administration and Information

Information Infrastructure
The Grid, Internet2, and NGI
Networking and Development
Internet Access and Services
The Digital Divide
[Up] Global News

World News
Disaster and Global Emergency
Environmental Crisis and News
Science News
Space News
Sky and Weather

The Sky
Primary Weather Sites
Satellite Images
Other Weather Resources
Severe Weather
Climate Data
Weather Equipment
[Up] Reference

Special Topics
Books On-line
Encyclopaedias On-line
Time and Times

Child Safety
Death, Dying, and Grief
Fellow Travellers
[Up] Life and Leisure

Food and Drink
Consumer Services
Health and Medicine
Home and Garden
Home Computing

Help and Technical Support
Antivirus Resources
Hardware: Building/Buying a PC
GNU/Linux and Open Source
Microsoft Windows
Internet Connectivity
History of Personal Computing
Forums, Periodicals, and Programmes
[Up] Internet Forums

Mailing Lists

Web Rings
Web Weaving

Hypertext and HTML
Web Style: Writing for the Web



Special Topics
Books On-line
Encyclopaedias On-line
Time and Times

For internet search tools, see Internet Search.

Academic Info: The Reference Desk (Mike Madin)
Academic Resources Net Online Research and Reference
Alcove 9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
(U.S. Library of Congress)
AllExperts.com: Ask a Question!
Al's Catalog of Links (Alison C. Phillips)
-- Netcenter Mirror
Anders Library Page
Andilinks Information Sector Database (Andrea Silver)
Andrew's Online Reference (Andrew I. Breidenbaugh)
AnswerBus Question Answering System (Zhiping Zheng)
Answers.com (GuruNet)
AOL Reference Desk Home Page
AQ Reference (AweQuest.net)
Ask an Expert (Pam Blackstone, WebLens)
Ask the Foreview Experts
Ask a Librarian (EARL)
Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)
AskA Services - The Virtual Reference Desk
-- AskA+ Locator
AskAway (Government of British Columbia)


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The Ask.com Blog

Ask Me Help Desk
AskNow! Virtual Reference Desk (Council of Australian State Libraries)
AskScott - Your Guide to Finding It on the Internet (Scott Nicholson)
Askville (Amazon.com)
Ask Yahoo!
Authors and Experts - The source for Experts, Speakers & Authors
The Awesome Library: Reference and Periodicals (Jerry Adams)
Awesome Lists (John Makulowich)
Bartleby.com Reference
BC Yellow Pages - Reference Links
Bernie Sloan's Digital Reference Pages
BibMe Automatic Bibliography Maker (MLA, APA & Chicago)
Big Guide to Online Reference
BloomsburyMagazine.com - Research Centre
Carol's Guide to Reference Sources (Carol Oakes)
ChaCha Search Inc. (Scott Jones & Brad Bostic, Indianapolis)
CircleUp (Newport Beach, California)
Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium (Larry Sanger et al.)
-- Introduction to CZ for Wikipedians
CiteULike: A free online service to organize your academic papers (Richard Cameron)
Collaborative Digital Reference Service (CDRS, Library of Congress)
Collaborative Live Reference Services (Bernie Sloan)
Collaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere (Jeffrey Pomerantz, Reference Services Review 34(2):200-212, Jul 2006)
CompletePlanet - Directory References
Connotea Online Reference Management Service
(Nature America, New York)
'Core' or Essential Reference Tool Surveys
(Diane K. Kovacs et al., Brunswick, Ohio)
Credo Reference
CrossRef - The Central Source for Reference Linking

Cyber Reference Desk (Nancy L. Stegall)
CyberTimes Navigator: A Selective Guide to the Internet
(Rich Meislin, New York Times)
Deb and Jen's Land O' Useless Facts
(Deborah Henigson & Jennifer Godwin)
DeskRef (RCLS Internet Guides)
DeskRef: Quick Reference Links (Jerry Kuntz)
Desktop Reference Tools (UW)
Digital Librarian: Directories
Digital Librarian: Reference
Digital Reference (D-Lib Magazine, February 2003)
Digital Reference Services: A Bibliography (Bernie Sloan)
-- Supplement
Digital Reference | The Teaching Librarian
(Stephen Francouer)
Download Free eBooks and Searchable Databases from askSam
DREI - Digital Reference Education Initiative
(The Virtual Reference Desk)
EasyBib.com - Easy Bibliography Formatting, Alphabetizing, and Storing
eGroups: Reference
eHow | How To Do Just About Everything (UK)
Electronic Ready Reference Shelf (Rutgers Research & Reference Gateway)

Electronic Publishing Reference Resources on the Internet
(Marian Dworaczek, University of Saskatchewan)
Electronic Reference Sources (University of Haifa, Israel)
ENC : Web Links : Reference Sources
(Eisenhower National Clearinghouse)
eCUIP : The Digital Library : Reference Desk (Chicago)
Essential Reference Resources on the Web | The Teaching Librarian
(Stephen Francouer)
EXP.Com $
Expertise Database (National Research Council of Canada)
Experts.com Online Expert Registry
Experts Exchange
Fact City
Fact Index (Wikipedia)
Fagan Finder
FAQ Alert: Share Your Knowledge
Fast Facts: Almanacs/Factbooks/Statistical Reports & Related Reference Tools (Gary D. Price, GWU)
Findability.org (Peter Morville)
FindArticles.com Online Article Archive (LookSmart)
Find Experts (JournalismNet)
FindIt (The Resource Discovery Network, UK)

Find-It! ... The Information Beat
Findout.tv $
Firdol - Useless Information and Trivia
Freebase (Cyberkix, UK)
Frequently Asked Reference Questions (Internet Public Library)
Galaxy: Reference
Gale Group - Reference Reviews
GATES, Global Access to Educational Sources - Reference (J. Kasper)
General Reference (CRUISE)
General Reference (Robert Teeter)
General Reference Desk (Andy Holt Virtual Library)
General Reference Resources (Education Index)
Geniusfind Reference
Global Reference Center (Encyclopaedia Britannica, Chicago)
Gopher Jewels: General Reference Resources (Galaxy)
Great Web Sites for Kids: Look it Up!
(American Library Association)

GuruNet Reference Answer Engine


GuruNet Kids

Hints and Things (June Jackson)
The Hints-n-Tips Website
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Official Earth Edition
(Douglas Adams et al., h2g2, BBC Online)
Honest Intellectual Inquiry: Reference Pages on the Net(Carol De Priest)
Hotlist: Reference (Franklin Institute)
How To (About.com)
How To Do Things (ed. Liz Smith et al., HowToDoThings.com, Seattle)
Hypothes.is | The Internet, peer reviewed (Dan Whaley et al.)
The Infography (Fields of Knowledge)
InfoJunkies Anonymous (Bob Morse)
InFoPeople - Finding Information
Information Please Home Page
InfoRocket $

The Info Service
InfoSpace - The Ultimate Directory
Infostry $
Internet Apps and Reference Materials (Axinar's Universe)
The Internet Collegiate Reference Collection (Bloomsburg University)
Internet Reference Resources (UF Libraries)
Internet Resources: Research and Reference Index (Kirk W. Smith, CWGH)
Interview.com (Ulf Unbehaun)
IPConexions Directory: The Global Directory of Fee-based Researchers, Information Brokers & Competitive Intelligence (CI) Professionals
IPL Ready Reference Collection
IPL Ready Reference Collection: Reference
John McDonnell's Researcher's Toolkit

A Journalist's List of Expert Lists (Global Beat)
JournoList Bookmarks (John Morrish)
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators : Education and Reference Tools
Kevin Savetz's Page o' Stuff
Kids' Almanac: On-Line Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help (Information Please)
KidsClick! Facts/Current Events
Kids Web - References
Knowledge Hound: The How-To Hunter
KnowPlay? Reference
KnowPost.com: The Knowledge Commons
LANL Research Library: General Reference

LearningNetwork.com - Reference
Librarians' Index to the Internet - Reference Topics
LinkMaster Search: REFERENCE
Live Digital Reference Case Studies: A Bibliography
(Bernie Sloan)
LiveKnowledge $
LiveRef | A Registry of Real-Time Digital Reference Services
(Gerry McKiernan, Iowa State University)
LookSmart Reference Shelf
The Lookup Center
Maplesquare - News and Reference
MCLS Reference Center (Metropolitan Cooperative Library System, Los Angeles)
MeL Reference Desk (Richard Hathaway, Michigan eLibrary)
Melissa Data Free Online Lookups
MetaWiki (Wikimedia Foundation)
Microsoft Library - Reference Tools

The Most Useful Reference Tools (SearchBug.com)
MrKnowItAll! (Stephen Ashworth et al., UK)
My Virtual Reference Desk (NSTA)
The National Registry of Experts (US)
Needle in a CyberStack (John Albee)
NetGuide: Reference Shelf
NetRef: NISO Committee AZ -- Networked Reference Services
(US Library of Congress)
Net Squared Reference Desk
NFAIS Guiding Principles: Reference Linking (US National Federation of Information and Abstracting Services, 2003)
NISS - Reference
1Up Info - Encyclopedia & Reference Resource
Online Reference Tools (USC Science Library)
On-line Reference Works (CMU)
Open Directory - Reference
Open Stacks - Best Bet Internet (Shirl Duglin Kennedy, ALA)
Oxford Reference Online (OUP) $
Péter's Digital Reference Shelf
(Péter Jasco, Gale Group)

Pitsco's Launch to References for the Classroom
Power Reporting | Resources for Journalists
Project Wombat: The Difficult Reference Question Mailing List (formerly Stumpers-L)
QuestionAuthority (Digital Reference Education Initiative)
QuestionPoint - Ask a Librarian (National Library of Scotland)
Quick Reference (University Library, Nebraska)
Quick Reference Collection (UTLink)
Quick Reference - Internet (Jan Cook, DPIE, Australia)
Quora (Adam D'Angelo & Charlie Cheever et al.)
R and R Railway, Reference Station
Ready for Reference Virtual Reference Desk (Alliance Library System)
-- Project Report (Bernie Sloan)
Ready Reference (Microfusion, Australia)
Ready Reference Using the Internet (Ellen Berne)
RealHHG - The REAL Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (ed. Dave Hodges)
Real-Time Information (ResourceShelf)

Refdesk.com (Bob Drudge)
Reference (The English Server)
Reference (Laura Cohen, University at Albany Libraries)
Reference (MFIRC)
Reference by Subjects and Languages (Vianne Tang Sha)
Reference Center @ SchoolAtlas.com
The Reference CyberLibrarian (Margaret Adamson Fincannon)
Reference Databases @ Internets
The Reference Desk (James G. Martindale)
Reference for Students (Gale Reference Reviews)
Reference Information (MSN)
Reference Information (Web Central)
Reference Internet Resources (Academic Resources)

Reference Management Software | The Teaching Librarian
(Stephen Francouer)
Reference Materials (CLN)
Reference Materials - Internet Links (ICE)
Reference Notes Blog (Gerard McKiernan)
Reference Resources (FIS, U of Toronto)
Reference Resources (New School Libraries)
Reference Reviews (Gale)
References (PowerLinks)
Reference Shelf (Fran Littorio)
Reference Shelf (Inter-Links)
Reference Shelf (UCSB Gopher)
Reference Shelf (UCSD InfoPath)
Reference Shelf for the CTR
Reference Sites (Susan Brooks & Bill Byles, Internet4Classrooms)
Reference Sites (Tammy Payton)

Reference Sources (UCSB InfoSurf)
Reference Tools (CMU)
Reference Tools (netTrekker)
Reference Tools (JournalismNet)
Reference Tools (UW Libraries Information Gateway)
Reference Tools and Indexes (Columbia U Digital Library Collections)
Reference Works (Dudley Knox Library, USN)
Reference Works (NISS Directory of Networked Resources)
RefWorks Web Based Bibliographic Management Software (US)
Research & Reference Gateway (Rutgers University Libraries)
Research Central : Reference (Amer Neely)
Research Institute for the Humanities - Reference

Research Links (Constitutional Rights Foundation)
Research, Reference & Resources (Charlene Elizabeth Fairchild)
Resource Central - Reference Sites
Resources for Reference (Shirley Branden, University of Delaware)
RingWorld: Miscellaneous | Reference (Webring)
ResPool (Robert J. Tiess)
The ResPool Internet Guide
Road Map to the Internet - Reference
The Open Door Web Site (Paul Billiet et al., Ecole Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel, Paris)
Search-It-All: The Ultimate Reference Tool (Andrey Polyakov)
Search Reference (Internet Sleuth)
Search-22 Reference Search Engines
SearchtheWeb.com - Reference
Selected Internet Resources: General Reference (BARD)
SelectSurf -- Reference
SiteYouNeeded.com (Marvin Onia, UK)

Slider Search - Reference
Sources and Experts (Kitty Bennett)
SoYouWanna.com home
The Spire Project (Davik Novak)
-- Australia Mirror
-- UK Mirror
Study Web: Reference
The Teaching Librarian (Stephen Francoeur)
Top Lookup Resources of the Web (John December)
24/7 Reference | Real-Time Library Reference Services
(MCLS Reference Center)
Union Institute Research Engine -- Reference Desk
Useless Information Home Page (Steve Silverman)

Useless Knowledge | Trivia, Quotes, Quizzes
Val Harper's Information Sources
Virginia Tech Libraries: General Reference
Virtual Information Center (UC Berkeley Library)
Virtual LRC Reference (Michael Bell)
Virtual Reference
Virtual Reference Canada (Library and Archives Canada)
Virtual Reference Collection (MIT Libraries)
The Virtual Reference Desk
Virtual Reference Desk (Public Libraries of British Columbia)
Virtual Reference Library (The British Library)
Virtual Reference Resources (LSSI Virtual Reference Desk)
VRL - Virtual Reference Library (Toronto Public Library)
Web.com Reference

Web Desk: The Internet Reference Librarian (James Greene)
WebGEMS: Reference
Web Reference Sources (University at Buffalo Libraries)
WikiAnswers FAQ Farming Community (GuruNet)
Wikiverse - A World of Knowledge (Wikipedia)
Wired Source: Reference Desk
wiseGEEK: Clear Answers for Common Questions
The World Almanac (New York)
WorldWide Guide to References
Writers Free Reference
Yahoo! Answers
Yahoo! - Reference
Zeal.com - Reference

See also Into the Deeps: Internet Resources

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