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Multi-source / Multi-subject Web sites

These sites have links to just about everything 
Refdesk is a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources. Note: some of the links on this site will take you to commercial sites.

Virtual Reference Shelf
Selected Web resources compiled by the Library of Congress. Includes a link to the Library's "Ask A Librarian" service. 

Librarians’ Internet Index
"ipl2: information you can trust" is a merger of the collections from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. The site is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science are involved in developing and maintaining the ipl2. Thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals involved in answering reference questions for the Ask an ipl2 Librarian service contribute to the design, build, creation and maintenance of the ipl2's collections.


Atlases & Encyclopedias
An ideal online reference source for researchers, students, educators, and professionals alike, is a free, premier online library and research site and online encyclopedia: has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations. Puts millions of articles from some of the world’s most authoritative and highly respected publications with information about topics like the arts, science, sports, medicine, accounting, and management at your fingertips.

How Stuff Works
The leading source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

InfoPeople Chart of Web Search Tools
12 tools to search the Web.

Infoplease is a comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once.

The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

Is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. The Content Commons contains educational materials for everyone - from children to college students to professions - organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger collections or courses. All content is free to use and reuse.


Directories & Phone Listings

U.S Postal Service ZIP Code Lookup
Find zip codes and address information from the United States Postal Service.

The New Ultimates
Search resources from all over the net like phone books, email directories, and trip planners to find the person or business you are interested in. Search all resources at once or select one of these: White Pages, Yellow Pages, E-Mail Listings and trip planners.

LYCOS Yellow Pages
Find businesses by category and location.


Newspapers & Magazines

Lassen County Times
On-line news and information for Lassen County, California and surrounding areas.

Sacramento Bee
Daily news and information covering Northern California from Californa's capitol city, combining much of The Sacramento Bee newspaper with additional material available only on

Reno Gazzette-Journal
Daily news covering Northern Nevada from the Reno, Carson City, Tahoe area.

San Francisco Chronicle
Daily news covering the San Francisco Bay area and central California.
Online national and local news with coverage for 24 U.S. cities.

New York Times
National and international news from the leading newspaper of America's largest city.

Christian Science Monitor
An international daily newspaper covering international and U.S. news and features, published Monday through Friday.

The Economist
Analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country surveys.

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