General Reference Internet Sources

Electronic Books Accessible from DOI Locations Only

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Includes:

  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Dictionary of American History
  • Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science
  • Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States

 


There are too many reference sources on the Internet for all to be listed on our pages. Below, we've listed some web sites we've found especially useful. They are arranged by type of reference work, or by subject.

 

ALMANACS

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

BOOKS, JOURNALS, and PUBLISHING

 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION

 

CAREERS

  • Career OneStop

  • O*Net Online
    O*NET Online provides hundreds of occupation-specific entries for job seekers, employment professionals, and those interested in exploring different career tracks. It is created for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • USAJOBS
    Search for a job with the U.S. Federal Government

 

CITATION and STYLE MANUALS

 

CONSUMER INFORMATION

 

COPYRIGHT and PATENTS

DICTIONARIES and THESAURI

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

GOVERNMENT

 

HEALTH INFORMATION

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

MAILING INFORMATION

 

MAPS and GAZETTEERS

  • Atlas Obscura
    A collaborative project that looks for the most unusual, hidden, secret, or otherwise amazing places in the world.

  • Color Landform Atlas of the United States
    Color relief maps

  • David Rumsey Map Collection
    An extensive digitized gallery of maps, globes, atlases, charts, school geographies, and material in other formats. The site focuses on "cartography of the Americas from the 18th and 19th centuries," but has offerings from all over the world.

  • Geographic Names Server
    Information about names of geographic features in the United States and Antarctica.

  • GEONet Names Server
    Information about foreign geographic feature names.

  • Map History / History of Cartography
    Old maps, early maps - non-current maps in general - are the subject of this site.

  • MapQuest
    Maps, driving directions, live traffic reports, directories, and travel guide.

  • National Map Small-Scale Collection
    Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, replaces the National Atlas

  • Social Explorer
    Visually explore demographic data, create and share maps, presentations, and tables

  • U.S. Gazetteer Files
    U.S. Census Bureau

 
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STANDARDS

 

STATISTICS

 

WEATHER

 

Updated October 2021

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