24/7 Virtual Reference Links


http://www.50states.com/ Provides exhaustive amounts of useful information about all 50 States including things like tax forms, state birds and flowers, and about 75 categories.

Free websites -develop your own web page! http://www.webs.com/

Free blogs-develop your own blog for free! http://wordpress.com/

Old Car Manual Project http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/ Provides free digital versions of old car manuals, brochures, etc going back to the beginning of automobiles.

Consumer World-Everything Consumer http://www.consumerworld.org/ Has over 2000 weblinks to everything consumer on the Internet, including product reviews, buying advice, consumer rights, scam alerts and much more.

Free Patents Online http://www.freepatentsonline.com/
Complete patent searching database.

United States Patent & Trademark Office http://www.uspto.gov/

USA.Gov http://www.usa.gov/
This is the official web portal of US government information. It is a one stop mega site for anything that is US government. Browse around here- you will be surprised.

Govsales.gov http://www.govsales.gov/govsales/govsales/ Official site to find federal property for sale.

Benefits.gov http://www.benefits.gov/ Official benefits site for the U.S. government.

Disability.Gov https://www.disability.gov/
Official disability information site for the U.S. government.

Disability Resources on the Internet http://www.disabilityresources.org/index.html
This is a disability mega site of useful links -this is one stop site for this subject.

IRS.Gov http://www.irs.gov/ Official site of the Internal Revenue Service.

Grants.Gov http://www.grants.gov/
This is the site to find federal funding opportunities.

FundsNetServices http://www.fundsnetservices.com/
This is one of the most comprehensive sites to find grants or find out how to search or write grants.

ILRG Legal Forms Archive http://www.ilrg.com/forms/ Largest collection of over 2000 free online legal forms.

Public Legal http://www.ilrg.com/ Over 4000 weblinks to legal information in 238 countries around the world with all kinds of useful categories.

Realtor.com http://www.realtor.com/ The official website of the National Association of Realtors. Find real estate listings, homes for sale, apartments for rent, including community profiles and local schools.

Homework Hotline (Rose Hulman Institute of Technology) http://www.askrose.org/ Get homework help in math and science starting September 8th-May. Call is toll free.

CareerOneStop.com http://www.careeronestop.com/ Browse this career mega site of web sites on anything career. Look for jobs, look for employees, research careers or salaries. Has online videos and much much more. This is a one stop website for jobs, careers and benefits.

GCF Learnfree.org http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ Free online learning! Learn Excel, PowerPoint. Publisher. Word and Access – all versions and many other kinds of courses too. Over 750 online courses and over 250 videos you can watch. Learn in the privacy of your home and at your own pace.

CyndisList.com http://www.cyndislist.com/ This is a genealogy mega site of over 325,000 websites in over 200 categories all dealing with genealogy. This is the site you need to look at if genealogy is your quest.

DiscoverCircuits.com http://www.discovercircuits.com/ This electronic circuit mega site has over 30,000 electronic circuits indexed in over 500+ categories. This is an electronic portal of free electronic circuits, schematics, designs, diagrams and other resources for engineers, inventors and students.

Martindales” the Reference Desk” http://www.martindalecenter.com/ If there is a site you need to look at -this is it. This is an exhaustive mega site of useful websites in nearly every subject and has over 24.000 online calculators of every kind and for nearly any subject.

Freebooks4Doctors.com http://www.freebooks4doctors.com/ Over 350 completely free medical books that are online and fulltext. If you need to research a specific piece of medical information- this is your site.

FreeMedicalJournals.com http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/ Nearly 4000 completely free medical journals online and fulltext.

Room77.com https://www.room77.com/ Search and compare the best hotel deals. They search hundreds of sites and also have reviews of the hotel and full color pictures without having to leave the page. Search over 200,000 hotels worldwide.

DistancebetweenCities http://www.distancebetweencities.net/ This is the most used distance calculator in the world. Search the United States or the entire world.

ManualsOnline http://www.manualsonline.com/ Over 300,000 free user manuals online of over 5000 brands and over 600,000 products. If you need to find how to use something and lost your manual– This is the site for you!

Partnership for Prescription Assistance http://www.pparx.org/ If you need low cost or discounted medical prescriptions- this is the site for you. Over 2000 medicines and over 475 assistance programs.

ThomasNet.com http://www.thomasnet.com/ Directory of over 610,000 qualified manufacturers, distributors, MRO providers and custom manufacturers. Source over 100 million products. Accelerate the design process with millions of downloadable 2D and 3D CAD models from leading manufacturers. Get contact information, info about the companies and frequently their web site.

WebstersOnline.com http://webstersonline.com/ Over 1,000,000 industrial and commercial products, services and brand names. Businesses are listed with their complete company profile, which includes address, toll-free numbers, fax number, SIC Codes, NAICS Codes, products, brand names and hyperlink to their Web-Site. Information is always current and constantly updated.

Europages.com http://www.europages.com/ BtoB marketing services – BtoB trade platform – 2.3 million-company database – International Business network – Permanent trade show – Sourcing tool – Professional database – Expertise gallery – Classified industrial companies – Import Export Marketplace – Business lead generator – Suppliers list. Available in 26 languages.

Manta.com http://www.manta.com/ Manta is the world’s largest online community for promoting and connecting small business. With more than one million registered users and 87 million company profiles, business owners and professionals use Manta to promote and differentiate their offerings and “be found” online by customers and prospects. Manta also serves as a unique resource for and about the SMB community, and is trusted as the “pulse of SMB” by more than 22 million unique global users each month, including SMB owners, enterprises serving the SMB community and the media.

Bplans.com http://www.bplans.com/
Here is a great site with largest collection of sample business plans on the web and all kinds of useful information for one that is starting or running a business.

U.S. Small Business Administration http://www.sba.gov/
This is the top site for small business for the Federal government.

OneLook Dictionary
http://www.onelook.com/ 19,500,236 words in 1062 dictionaries indexed. You can also translate all the words into probably around 15-20 other languages.

AcronymFinder.com http://www.acronymfinder.com/ With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world’s largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.

ILoveLanguages.com http://www.ilovelanguages.com/ iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. It has more than 2400 links.

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Free online dictionary of over 4 million articles that are sourced and documented. One can check their sources unlike most encyclopedias. Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, There are more than 77,000 active contributors working on more than 22,000,000 articles in 285 languages. As of today, there are 4,321,965 articles in English. Every day, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world collectively make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of new articles to augment the knowledge held by the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

Open Directory Project http://www.dmoz.org/ It is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
It has 5,239,368 web sites – 98,927 editors – over 1,019,567 categories. This is a mega site and all sites are annotated and categorized. If you want all the information and websites on any subject -this is the place for you. It has the largest collection of foreign language sites in the world all accessible here so you don’t have to speak English to find useful information on any subject.

Nolo.com http://www.nolo.com/

Here is a a very useful site with a lot of free legal information and articles.

Legal Information Institute http://www.law.cornell.edu/lii/get_the_law
Here is a site for all kinds of free legal information and resources.

OpenCourseWare http://www.ocwconsortium.org/ An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality college and university-level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content. OpenCourseWare are free and openly licensed, accessible to anyone, anytime via the internet.

ALA’s Great Websites for Kids http://gws.ala.org/
Here is a great collection of kid friendly sites selected by the American Library Association.

Allen County Public Library http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/preschoolweb.html http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/homework.html http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/children/teachers.html Whether you are looking for curriculum. or homework help- this might be for you

Resources for School Librarians http://www.sldirectory.com/
Here is a comprehensive site for School Librarians.

Virtual Middle School Library http://www.sldirectory.com/virtual.html
This is a site for students or teachers and parents. It has many very useful sites whoever you are.

FreeBookNotes.com http://www.freebooknotes.com/ This is the original and largest literature study guide search engine on the web. It indexes all of free book notes, free cliff notes, free study guides, free book summaries, chapter summaries, and analysis available on the web for thousands of books, plays, and poems from over 10 study guide and summary providers (including SparkNotes, Cliff’s Notes, BookRags, Shmoop, Pink Monkey, WikiSummaries and many more.)

Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/
Here is a great site of screened and evaluated web sites for students or anyone.