Reference Desk

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Dictionaries & Thesauri
American Heritage English Dictionary
Cambridge Klett Compact French-English Dictionary
Cambridge Klett Compact Spanish-English Dictionary
IM (Instant Messaging) & Computer Dictionary
Medical Dictionary
Merriam-Webster English Dictionary and Thesaurus
OneLook Dictionary & Reverse Dictionary
Roget's Thesauri
Thesaurus.com
Encyclopedias
Columbia Encyclopedia
Ethnologue: Encyclopedia of Languages
Wikipedia
World Book Online database
help sheet
General Reference
Bartleby's Full-text Reference Works
Know Play: dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quotations, atlas, countries, artists, & acronyms
Nation Master: compare nations
Old Farmer's Almanac
Internet (not search tools)
How can I find out who owns a web page Domain Name?
What did a certain web page look like last year? Try Wayback Machine.
Internet Archive includes text, moving images, audio, and software.
Maps & Directions
Google Earth
Google Maps
MapQuest
MultiMap
Yahoo! Maps
Online Books
Google Books
Online Books from the University of Pennsylvania
Project Gutenberg
Search Engines & Subject Lists
All the Web
Altavista
Ask.com (formerly "Ask Jeeves")
Clusty by Vivisimo
dmoz
Dogpile
Google
Internet Public Library
Librarians' Internet Index
Lycos
Virtual Library - a subject list
Yahoo!
Personal tools