What do you keep in your library? Books of course. So, what do you keep in a
Cyber-Library? For now, links to reference sites. In the future... who knows?
If you can't find what you are looking for here, you might want to search at Barnes
& Noble to see if you can buy a book on the subject or you can visit our
THOR: The Virtual Reference Desk
-- An extensive list of everything from Almanacs to Zip Codes. A good starting
place for any research project.
ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval
Studies -- This may not be a general reference site, but Medieval Europe is
an interest of mine. This site looks particularly interesting because of a
statement made on the made page: "ORB is an academic site, written and
maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and
serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers.
Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the
field of medieval studies."
The Internet Public Library -- A wide
range of resources are available from here. This is a location is good for
browsing as well as specific research.
Project Gutenberg --A vast library of
books that have entered into the public domain. This includes classics like Alice
in Wonderland, Oliver Twist and the works of William Shakespeare. This makes
life so much easier when you're writing a paper on "Hamlet" and need
get a quote from the famous Soliloquy.
Online Library of Literature -- A collection of e-texts that ranges from
Aesop to Wells. The next entry in the list links to the page listing works for
one author, L. Frank Baum.
of Oz -- Oz was one of my favorite places when I was a kid. I must have
checked the books out from the library dozens of times. I practically knew them
all by heart. This site has the e-text versions of the Oz books written by L.