Reference Resources

Reference resources for classroom activities includes links to: Reference Lists, Subject Directories, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, Free and Open Magazines, Journals and books, Translation Resources, Libraries, Museums, Galleries, Digital Collections and Repositories, Clipart, Statistics and Facts, Consumer Resources, Maps and Satellite Images,  News and Weather Resources and What's New on the Internet.

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Reference Resources: Museums, Libraries, Galleries, News, Maps, Open Books, Images, Statistics

Reference Lists

American University Ready Reference

Bartleby.com -
Reference, Quotes Fiction, Non-Fiction

General Reference - INFOMINE

Government Spot

Hotlist Reference Franklin Institute

Internet Public Library Reference

Martindale's- The Reference Desk

Portals to the World


Reference Desk MEL

Searching the Internet

Yahoo Reference

Wikipedia Reference Tables

Subject Directories


Academic Links

Best Information on the Net

British Academy Portal - Humanities

Find Articles

Infomine Scholarly Resources

Internet Subject Directories - Digital Librarian

Intute - Web Resources for Education and Research

MEL - Best Internet Sites

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resources

Open Directory Project

Resource Discovery Network

Start Spot.com

Voice of the Shuttle - Humanities

World Repositories Rankings

WWW Virtual Library

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Big List of Word Origins

Dictionary- Webster's

Dictionary Link

Encyclopedia Mythica

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Information Please -
Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Atlas, Almanac
Medical Dictionary - MedTerms

OneLook Dictionary Search

School Libraries on the Web

Smithsonian Galaxy of Knowledge

The Free Dictionary -
Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus
Visuwords - Graphical Dictionary

Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia

Word Phrases and Origins


Open Learning and Free Courseware

Tutorials and Learning Resources

Free and Open Journals, Magazines and E-Books

Abraham Lincoln Digitized Books

Alex Catalog of Electronic Books

Audio Books for Free

Bartleby - Great Books Online

Bibliomania Free online Texts

Bookyards - Free Online Books

Darlington Digital Library Digital Books

Digital Library Virginia Tech

E-Books Directory

EServer - Open Archives

EuroDocs - Online Source for European History

Flatworld Knowledge - Free and Open Textbooks

Free Digital Libraries and Books

Free e-books

Free Online e-books

Great Books and Classics

Journals - Open Access Journals

National Academy Press - Books Online

Online Books - Bookspot

Online Books - UPenn

Online Books

Online Textbooks for Free - Bookboon

Open Book Project

Oxford Text Archive -
Literature Language and Linguistics
Page by Page Books

Penn State University - Classic Books

Project Gutenberg - Free Electronic Books

Pub Med - Free Archive of Life Science Journals

Textbook Revolution - Free Educational Materials

WikiBooks - Free Online Books

Wikipedia - Online Encyclopedia

Translation Resources

Babel Fish Translator

Free Online Translator

German to English Dictionary

iTools Translator

Language Translators- Langenburg

Systran Tran- Translation Online Service

Website Translator

Your Dictionary


Academic and Research Libraries

America's Library

Australian Library Gateway

Berkeley Library

Bookyards - Library to the World

Canadian Library Index

K-12 Libraries on the Web

Lib Dex - Library Index Worldwide

Lib-Web-Cats - Search for a Library

Library and Archives of Canada

Library Associations

Library Of Congress

Library Spot- Best of

National Art Library - UK

National Agricultural Library

School Libraries Net

UK Higher Education and Research Libraries


American Museum of Natural History

Art Museums

Museums in the USA

Museum Sites Online

Museum Spot

National Gallery of Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Glass Museums - Exhibitions

Metal Museum

Museums - Virtual Library

National Music Museum

Smithsonian Photographic Services


Art Scene - Art Galleries in Southern California

Baskets Gallery

Gallery Guide - Locate a Gallery

Hubble Space Gallery

Juried Online Fine Art Gallery

Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery

Paper Galleries and Exhibitions

SIGGRAPG Art Gallery
Stop Motion Works

Digital Collections and Repositories

Digital Archive of Art - Boston College

Digital Collections - Sunsite

Digital Collections - Digital Library Federation

Digital Collections - Harvard

Digital Collections - Cornell

Digital Images Resources

Digital Library - NYPL

Digital Librarian Image Resources

Directory of Digitized Collections

Explore Art - Getty

Florida Digital Warehouse -
Audio, Clipart, Photographs, Video
Getty Art

Getty Images

Image Library - UK National Archives

Images - Library Spot

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Life Photo Gallery

Online Collections from Museums

Online Images of Artworks

Online Visual Resources

National Library of Australia - Find Pictures

New York Public Library Digital Resources
Picture Catalogs Online - LOC
Photographic Libraries

Repositories of Primary Collections
Smithsonian Photographic Services
Time and Life Pictures Search
Top 300 Repositories

Twofifty - Digital. Visual. Inspirational. Habitual

World Art Treasures

World Repositories

Image Collections:Travel, Countries, People, Places

African Images

Agricultural Image Gallery
Ancient Greece Photography

Florida Heritage Collection
Florida Photographic Collection

Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plain

Online Archive of California

Open Frontier Gallery - History of American West

Political Americana -Political Campaign Images

Picture Australia

Travel Images

Transportation Images

Photography Collections

Corbis Stock Photography

Photo Essays - Time


Wood Turning Gallery


Save Outdoor Sculpture

Where is America's Sculpture

What's New on the Internet

Neat New Stuff on the Net - Marylaine Block

The Scout Report and Archives

Remembering September 11, 2001

11 September, 2001 Portal

News Sources

AJR Media - TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines

American Forces News

Associated Press

Bing News


Broadcast Media Resources

C-SPAN- Public Affairs News

CNET- Technology News

Congressional Information Center

Corporate Information - Industry News

Editorial News - Getty Images

Fox News

GAO - Monthly Review

GPO - Legislative Branch Resources

GPO - Executive Branch Resources

GPO - Judicial Branch Resources

Google News


NPR - National Public Radio

News Headlines - MyWay

News Link

News Wires 

Opensecrets.org - Guide to Money in US Politics

OYEZ - Supreme Court Multimedia

Radio Station Locator

Radio Stations

State and Federal Issues

State of the Media - 2012

Television Networks

The Wall Street Journal

Today's Highlights - Answer.com

US Newspapers

US Magazines


Yahoo Daily News

Yahoo World Summary


ACCU Weather
Current Weather - Satellite Images

Intellicast - Weather for Active Lives

National Weather Service- NOAA

NOAA Storm Watch

The Weather Channel

Weather and Climate Data

Maps and Satellite Images

50 States - Maps and State Info

Atlapedia Online

Color Landform Atlas of the USA

Earth and Moon Viewers

Earth Resource System - Maps, Charts, Data

Flags of the World

Geostationary Satellite Server - NOAA

Google Local Maps and Satellite Imagery

Graphic Map's World Atlas

Historical Maps

Map Collection - UT Library Online

Map Quest

Maps and Map Tools - iTools

MSN Maps and Directions

National Geographics - Maps

Online Maps - General and  Current Interest

Skyview Virtual Observatory

TerraServer - Satellite Photos

Visible Earth - NASA

World Fact Book

Statistics and Facts

American Fact Finder

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Capitol Impact - Government and Political Information

Census Bureau

Country Studies

Earth Resource Directory - Maps, Charts, Reports

Education Resource Organization Directory

Expect More - Performance Ratings of Programs


Finding Data on the Internet

Population Reference Bureau

Public Records Directory

Math - Statistical and Data Resources

NaCo - County Resource Directory

Statistics Every Writer Should Know

Virtual Gumshoe -
Investigative Resources on the Internet

Health and Consumers

Better Business Bureau


Consumer Information Center

Consumer Legal Issues


First Gov- US Government Portal

Health Finder

National Library of Medicine

Med Terms - Medical Dictionary


United States Government - Wikipedia

Web MD

Finding and Searching for Images

Finding and Using Digital Images

Finding Images Online

Finding Images Online

Finding Images Online Links to Image Resources

Google Image Search
Image Collections - BUBL

Image Collections and Online Art

KnowPlay - Media Finder

Resources for Visual Art Professionals

SPIRO - Slide and Photographic Images Database

Copyright Free Collections

Copyright Free Photo Collection

Copyright Free Photo Archive - Gimp Savvy


Free Stock Photography

Open Clip Art Library


Animation Library - Free Animations

Classroom Clip Art

Clip Art 4 Projects

Cool Archive Clip Art

Graphic Maps - Free Clipart

Occupations Clip Art


Picture Dictionary - Clip Art

Picture Dictionary - Enchanted Learning

Symbols Encyclopedia

Architecture and Design Images

American Architecture Digital Archive

Architecture Visual Resource Library

Built in America

Design Inspiration from Around the World

Science and Nature Image Resources

Animal Breeds and Wildlife Images

Animals - Calphotos

Atlas of the Body

BIODIDAC - Biology Digital Resources

Biology Digital Images, Animations and Videos


Botanical Gardens Collections

CalPhotos - Plants, Animals, People, Landscapes

Earth as Art Images

EROS - Earth Resources Observation and Science

Forestry Images

Hubble Space Images

Gray's Anatomy

Human Anatomy Online

Images of Life on Earth

Medical Exhibits

NASA Digital Image Collection

NASA Library Images - GRIN

Nasa Multimedia Gallery

NOAA Photo Library

Optical Illusions

Plant Identification Images

Plant Images - Botanical Society of America

US Fish and Wildlife Digital Image Gateway

Visible Earth

Wild Flowers - Auburn Digital Library

Other Interesting Stuff

Association Gateway

Ellis Island - Passenger Record Search

Gnooks - Welcome to the World of Literature

Inspirational Anecdotes

Internet Movie Database

Mega Converter

Open Secrets

Scholarly Societies

Signaling Techniques

Survival IQ

Surface Distance Between Two Points

Sun and Moon Data

Time - Official US Time

Time - The World Clock

Brain Games Puzzles and Pastimes
The Earth Calendar - Daybook of Holidays and Celebrations
US Zip Codes
Wilderness Survival

Whois.net - Domain Lookup

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