Virtual Information Desk

Reference Sources

Addresses.com - http://www.addresses.com - Claims to be the world's largest email address directory. Allows visitors to find email addresses easily. The directory includes international email addresses as well as American.

Amazon.com Books! Earth's Biggest Bookstore http://www.amazon.com a bookstore that exists only online with over a million titles to choose from. Complete with synopsis and hypertext links to related works.

ATT 800 Directory http://www.tollfree.att.net/tf.html -Search for toll-free numbers by company name or category. Great for compiling lists ie: hotels in Miami Florida.

Berkeley Public Library's Index to the Internet http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/InternetIndex/ Internet sites/resources selected and annotated with the public library user’s information needs in mind.

Capital District Library Catalogs
http://www.cdlc.org/cadilac/– Provides links to public and academic library catalogs around the Capital District.

CNN Interactive http://www.cnn.com -CNN’s cable network Web page offers the latest news on a wide range of topics from sports to health.

Conversion of Units (measurements) http://www.pdfconverter.com/unitconverter/

Currency Converter(tm) http://www.xe.net/currency/ -The Universal Currency Converter allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion on the Internet.

Date and Time Gateway http://www.bsdi.com/date - Find out the current date and time by time zone or by city.

Dictionary.com - http://www.dictionary.com - This is a nice source to have on hand when doing research papers. It offers dictionaries many languages, a link to Roget's Thesaurus, and a help feature for grammar questions. This site will also translate Web pages into various languages.

Distance Calculator- How Far is it? http://www.indo.com/distance/ Calculate the distance between two cities anywhere in the world. You then given the option to map the route between the two cities.

E-Podunk.com - http://www.epodunk.com - This site celebrates American cities and towns by profiling more than 25,000 communities across the country, providing historical information, museums, historic sites, historic districts, school districts and other information. The site also includes a multimedia presentation on the Erie Canal, plus thousands of vintage post cards that can be emailed.

Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org -Produced and maintained by library degree students, this is a collection of resources on the Internet arranged in an easy-to-use layout and organization. The sources are selected according to ease of use, quality and quantity of information, frequency of updating and authoritativeness. Includes Kids’ Room with connection to Web pages of favorite authors as well as innovative online storytimes.

Library Spot -http://www.libraryspot.com -The Web site named "Best reference Web Site" by Forbes Magazine. LibrarySpot.com is an award-winning 24-hour virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information. LibrarySpot.com simplifies the search for top-notch reference tools, periodicals and online texts, library information, encyclopedias and much more.

Library of Congress Home Page http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html -The mother of all United States libraries. Includes its catalog, which is searchable online, samples and previews of exhibitions, collections , archives and registries, lists of services , and assistance in searching the Internet.

New York Public Library http://www.nypl.org/admin/genweb/websrch/websrch.html- Selected Internet resources divided by category.

Refdesk.com - http://www.refdesk.com -This site includes many reference resources from almanacs to zip code directories.

Reverse Directory Lookup - http://www.shoppingagents.net/ReversePhoneLookup.html- This site has a valuable set of telephone-related sites (mostly
US, some Canada) which, constitute a powerful international residential and business
reverse and criss-cross phone look-up resource.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract-us.html- Statistical Abstracts for 2000 (and previous years) includes the full text.

SUNY Albany's Virtual Library http://www.albany.edu/libraries_research/ Selected Internet resources divided by category also includes a tutorial of the Internet

Switchboard- People and Places Look Up http://www.switchboard.com/ Search Engine for people and businesses.

Zip Code Lookup http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip+4.html Look up zip codes by city/town name.

United Stated Census - http://www.census.gov/index.html

Census Quick Facts - http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html

All links were valid as of 12/5/00


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