eReference tools

 

addresses(email & residential)

email

residential

awards

  • Caldecott Medal Home Page -- annual award sponsored by the American Library Association presented to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children, published during the preceding year
  • Children’s Book Awards -- guide to English-language Children’s Book Awards sites
  • Nobel e-museum -- official web site of the Nobel Foundation; information on all Nobel prize winners
  • Newbery Medal Home Page -- annual award sponsored by the American Library Association presented to the author of the most distinguished American children's book, published during the preceding year
  • Official Academy Awards Database -- searchable database presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, dating back to 1927/28

biography

For biographical information about people in specific professions or categories, please check the appropriate subject.

book reviews

calculators

calendars

copyright

dates and holidays

dictionaries

  • Free Dictionary.com -- includes about 2 million entries from leading web dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Merriam-Webster Online -- online version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.
  • OneLook Dictionaries -- allows for easy quick word searches in more than 600 online dictionaries, including general, legal and foreign dictionaries (Hint: narrow search to shorten search time)
  • Oxford English Dictionary -- the authoritative dictionary of the English language; gives the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over a half million words
  • AlphaDictionary.com -- searches 992 online English dictionaries at once

encyclopedias

primary sources

quotations

time and time zones

weights and measures

zip codes