Electronic Reference Shelf

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General Reference Tools

  • Bartleby.com - The preeminent Internet publisher of literature reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge. Includes Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body and the King James Version of The Holy Bible.
  • CIA World Factbook - The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zone of the World map.
  • Thesaurus.com - The largest and most trusted free thesaurus on the web.
  • Foreign Language Dictionaries - The WordReference Dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries.
  • Conversion Tool - Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions.
  • Information Please Almanac - A free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users; provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and more.
  • Canada.ca - Government of Canada website

*** For more discipline-specific online resources please visit our Subject Research Guides


Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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  • Dictionary.com
  • Thesaurus.com - The largest and most trusted free thesaurus on the web.
  • The Encyclopedia of Earth - an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

Writing, Research and Citation Resources


Abbreviations & Acronyms


Data & Statistics

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Telephone, Email & Postal Code Directories


News

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E-Books

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Journals

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