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Links to sites featuring reference information
  • Dictionary
  • Merriam-Webster Online
    This is a free version of this popular dictionary. Also available on their web site are paid versions that include many more word definitions, as well as other reference works.
  • Encarta
    This is the free verion of this popular reference library from Microsoft. Other paid versions are also available, both through subscription and desktop software versions.
  • Thesaurus
  • Merriam-Webster Online
    The Merriam-Webster web site also contains a thesaurus. Please see the description above under the Dictionary heading for more information about the Merriam-Webster site.
  • Roget's Thesaurus
    This web site is hosted by the University of Chicago. The Thesaurus is made available by the Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL). ARTFL also has other online references available.
  • Encarta
    The Encarta web site also contains a thesaurus. Please see the description above under the Dictionary heading for more information about the Encarta site.
  • Encylopedia
  • Encarta
    An encylopedia is available at this web site as well. Please see the description for Encarta under the Dictionary heading above for more information about the site.
  • Britannica
    For non-subscribers, this web site offers partial article content in the main encyclopedia and summary content in the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Paid subscribers unlock the full content.
  • Encyclopedia.com
    This web site provides content from the Columbia Encyclopedia. Articles are enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles and pictures and maps.
  • Legal Research
  • Cornell University
    This site is a free service provided by the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School. The site contains information in numerous areas of the law, ranging from the Constitution to the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Computer
  • Webopedia
    This web site is an online dictionary and search engine for computer and internet technology definitions.
  • Home Improvement
  • DoItYourself.com
    This site contains a searchable database of how-to content. It includes detailed project information. It also contains an online community forum.
  • Health
  • Health Square Guide to Prescription Drugs
    This health information web site contains free access to health and wellness information, written specifically for the lay person.
  • Pet Care
  • Purina One Dog Care Guide
    This site contains a reference incorporating interactive tools as an aid in assessing a dog's behavior and appearance. It also contains articles written by pet experts on a variety of health issues.
  • Purina One Cat Care Guide
    Similar to the above site, this web site contains a reference incorporating interactive tools as an aid in assessing a cat's behavior and appearance. It also contains articles written by pet experts on a variety of health issues.
  • News / Other Information
  • MSNBC
    This site contains top stories from MSNBC. Also available from this site are video news stories from MSNBC TV, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and Meet The Press.
  • Yahoo News
    This where you will find news stories from Yahoo. It contains stories from Associated Press and links to stories from Reuters, The Washington Post, USAToday, Los Angeles Times, and others.