General Reference Sources

The following links are to general reference sources available on the Internet:

Academic Info ( A directory of internet resources tailored to a college or advanced high school audience.

All-in-one Search Page ( Over 500 of the Internet's best search engines, databases, indexes, and directories in a single site.

Librarians' Index to the Internet ( Index of over 7,000 web sites with short descriptions and active links.  Users can search easily using keywords or assigned subject headings. Updated weekly.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ( - Presents a timeline of art history.

State and County Quick Facts ( has comparative data for each state and county supplied by the US Census Bureau.  Population, poverty rates, education levels, etc.  

The African American Registry, which profiles the accomplishments of African Americans throughout our nation's history. The site lets users search for historical events on a particular day, such as their birthday, or by month, category, or keyword. It also offers poetry and song lyrics and a bibliography of resources. The site includes a daily "This Date in History" listing covering different facets of African American story, e.g., education, activism, entertainment, etc. The African American Registry is updated all year.

For help finding other sources, please ask at the Reference Desk.

last Updated April 22, 2010
Updated 4/23/2010 - Content Author lvandewa