Ready Reference Online


Compiled by Jim Hobbs
See also the lists of recommended Internet reference sources, sites by subject, and online databases.

Acronym Server
Best Free Reference Web Sites
From the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA).
Twenty thousand entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia (1994).
Census Bureau
Information on people, businesses, and geography in the U.S.
Choice Reviews Online
For library employees, password required.

Date (advertisements) and Time
See a current year calendar or get the current official U.S. time.

Listing of Internet glossaries on many subjects. (advertisements)
Information Please Almanac
Full text almanac and other sources.
Searches many web dictionaries simultaneously.
Pointers to various Internet reference sources.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information on jobs and professions from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Full updated text of the OED. (Loyola University New Orleans only)
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Over 4000 maps of the entire world, mostly 19th and 20th century, copyright free.
Business and economic statistics and demographics. (Loyola University New Orleans only)
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Massive annual compilation of statistics (requires Adobe Acrobat plug-in).
Statistical Resources on the Web
University of Michigan Documents Center. (frames)
World Factbook
Country information from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Yahoo! Reference category
Pointers to various Internet reference sources.
Zip Code lookup
Look for Zip codes for U.S. mailing addresses.
E-reserves: course number as given on page (without hyphen)+ first three letters of instructor's last name

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Compiled by Jim Hobbs