Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Best Free Reference Web Sites 1999-2006

A few postings ago Roger mentioned how helpful librarians can be in sharing information and resources with each other. Here’s another example:

The Reference and User Services Association (a section of the American Library Association) has a committee that creates a list of the best free reference Web sites each year. This list is then compiled and now the combined index of 1999-2006 is available here.

There’s a little bit of everything : ranging from the AARP website to yourDictionary.com, with fun stuff like Download.com from CNET (Ooh! Free music!) and Big Charts (Ooh! Free historical stock prices!) in between.

The list is alphabetical (not arranged by subject), so it’s kind of a gamble as to what you’ll find, but it’s definitely good browsing.

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