Reference Links

GENERAL REFERENCE SOURCES--Click on the TYPE of source to find what you need
  1. DICTIONARIES
  2. ENCYCLOPEDIAS
  3. ALMANACS
  4. ATLASES
  5. BIOGRAPHIES
  6. NEWS SOURCES



DICTIONARIES

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
An on-line dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms
A thesaurs

Dictionary.com
Another online dictionary
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ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Encyclopedia.com
For the curious and those who need to know--

Information Please
On-line reference source which includes a dictionary, almanac,
encyclopedia, daily news, biography and word of the day, as well
as daily quizzes, polls, and crosswords.

How Stuff Works
Describes how common things around us work

Library Spot
Links to libraries around the world, newspapers and magazines, as
well as a reference desk section which includes links to
dictionaries, yellow pages, and much more.
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ALMANACS

Encyclopedia.com
For the curious and those who need to know--

Information Please
On-line reference source which includes a dictionary, almanac,
encyclopedia, daily news, biography and word of the day, as well
as daily quizzes, polls, and crosswords.

How Stuff Works
Describes how common things around us work

Library Spot
Links to libraries around the world, newspapers and magazines, as
well as a reference desk section which includes links to
dictionaries, yellow pages, and much more.
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ATLASES

Atlapedia On-line
Full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and
statistics on countries of the world.

Atlas Xpeditions

Click and point maps of the world

Fact
Monster Atlas

Maps, country and state profiles, and flags.

National Geographic Map Machine

Full world atlas and more!


Rand McNally
username if asked is 1burncoat and password is
Worcester
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BIOGRAPHIES

4000 Years of Women in
Science

Search a list of women in science worldwide and throughout
history chronologically, alphabetically, or by field of study.



American Presidency

Background, history, and other facts about presidential
candidates, first ladies, and the presidents.


Presidents of the United States

Background information, election results, notable events and
accomplishments for each president.

Biographical Dictionary

Biography.com
Database of more than 25,000 biographies of famous people
throughout history to the present day.


Distinguished Women

Biographies of women past and present.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

Biographies of African-American men and women who have made
contributions in the fields of science and engineering.

Inventure Place: The National Inventors' Hall of Fame

Links to information about inventors inducted into the National
Inventors' Hall of Fame and their inventions.

PBS Biographies

Brief biographies of famous people originally featured in PBS
broadcasts.


Women Mathematicians

Links to biographical essays or comments on most prominent women
mathematicians.
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NEWS SOURCES

MSNBC.com

ABYZ News Links

Worcester Magazine
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