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Encyclopedias | Dictionary and Thesaurus Links | Maps, Atlases and Fact Finders | News Reports | Other Reference Links | The Wikimedia Foundation Links | eBooks

HighBeam Encyclopedia
State Library of New South Wales : Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Almanacs Links

Dictionary and Thesaurus Links
OneLook Dictionary Search - search 993 online dictionaries:
Enter word or phrase:
Examples: bluebird, blue*, *bird, bl????rd, bl*:snow
The DICT Development Group
Visuwords http://www.visuwords.com/ - Visual/mapping dictionary and thesaurus
Lexipedia http://www.lexipedia.com/ - Visual/mapping dictionary and thesaurus
VocabGrabber: Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
yourDictionary.com - English and other languages
MedicineNet.com - Click Dictionary
List of Dictionaries

Maps, Atlases and Fact Finders
Whereis Street Atlas
ACT Locate
Outline Maps
Google Maps
MapMachine - National Geographic
Xpeditions Atlas - suitable for printing
Cornell Digital Earth
How far is it?
The World Factbook (CIA)
Interactive World Fact Book
Foreign Governments / Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Statpak: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Flags of all Countries
Flag Identifier

News Reports
ABC News
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Canberra Times
The Age
The Australian
Koori Mail
The Financial Review
New York Times
CNN Interactive
BBC Online
EurekaAlert! - Science news by subject, including current press releases
Newspaper Index http://www.newspaperindex.com/en - newspapers in all countries

Google News http://news.google.com.au/
A great resource that links to news from many different sources. Look for:
Top Stories
Different subject areas - Science & Technology, Sport, World...
People in the news
News from specific countries
Don't forget the Advanced Search to find more exact news items (eg. news from Finland in 2004).

Cool tool: You can customise the news page & add news from subject areas you are interested in eg. Soccer news, Gadget news etc. Look for the Add a section tab on the top right of the home page. Examples: http://news.google.com.au/news/directory?pz=1&cf=all&ned=au&hl=en&sort=users

Google News Archive Search
Search and explore information from historical archives dating back over 200 years & see a timeline.

Google Timeline
Even when you are not in Google News, you can check out a news timeline eg. on the ordinary Google home page, type "Wikileaks" in the search box, then look in the menu bar on the left and select More seach tools. In the drop-down box you can choose Timeline and see when news on Wikileaks was revealed.

Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips: Online newspaper directory for the world

Newsy http://www.newsy.com/
An online video news service that presents the world's news from many different sources. The video clips are about 3 minutes long.

The Huffington Post
US news website with world news, reports from experts in many fields and many blogs.

Other Reference Links
Open access databases
White Pages
Yellow Pages
Online Reference - Charles State University
Search.com: Reference - choose fact sites, then metasearch.
Guinness Book of Records
Behind the Name: The Etymology and History of First Names
Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
Martindale's The Reference Desk
Ipl2 : Information You Can Trust Internet Public Librarian
Process guides: Student guides Includes: Brainstorming, Building consensus, Evaluating web page content, Using primary source documents, Viewing a photograph, Interview techniques, Time management and Persuasive Arguments.

The Wikimedia Foundation Links
Wikipedia (Free encyclopedia)
Wiktionary (Free dictionary and thesaurus)
Wikinews (Free content news source)
Wikisource (Free source documents)
Wikispecies (Directory of species)
Wikibooks (Free textbooks and manuals)
Wikiversity (Free learning tools)
Wikimedia Commons (Shared media repository)
Wikiquote (Collection of quotations)

Digital Book Index Union catalog, includes Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, Google.
eBooks at Adelaide (University of Adelaide)

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