Bartleby.com Reference Bartleby claims to be "the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge." There are some ads, but what a treasure of reference information this page is. Reference titles provided include:
Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2001; The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000; The World Factbook. 2000; American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. 2000; Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd ed. 1995; Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. 1922; Bartlett, John. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.; The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996; Simpson's Contemporary Quotations. 1988; American Heritage® Book of English Usage. 1996; Fowler, H. W. 1908. The King's English, 2nd ed.; Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States, 2nd ed.; Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1916. On the Art of Writing; Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1920. On the Art of Reading; Sapir, Edward. 1921. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech; Strunk, William, Jr. 1918. The Elements of Style; The Bible. 1999. King James Version; Brewer, E. Cobham. 1898. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable; Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. The Age of Fable; Frazer, Sir James George. 1922. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion, Abridged ed.; Cambridge History of English & American Literature (18 vols.)1907-21; Eliot, Charles W., ed. 1909-17. The Harvard Classics and Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction. (70 vols.);Eliot, T.S. 1920. The Sacred Wood; Shakespeare, William. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare; Van Doren, Carl. 1921. The American Novel; Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body, 20th ed.; Farmer, Fannie Merritt. 1918. The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book; Post, Emily. 1922. Etiquette; Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States. 1989; Robert, Henry M. 1915. Robert's Rules of Order Revised.
-- And this is just the Reference collection. There are also sections for Verse, Fiction, and Non-Fiction. All of these titles are searchable - which for research is often better than having the print version.
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Infoplease.com A page in the "Learning Network" series, this is their Reference link. The main page contains Almanac subject links plus access to an Atlas, an Encyclopedia and a Dictionary. There is a Back-to-School section which contains a Homework Center. There are ads laced through the entire site which help pay for the free goodies.
Online Reference & Research provided by Freeality.com. The page contains sections with links to: Biographies; Libraries; Dictionaries; Encyclopedias; Glossaries & Acronyms; Homework Helpers; Maps & Driving Directions; Photo & Image Search; Thesaurus, Phrases & Quotations; Translation Dictionaries; and English Language Tools. The entire Freeality collection - probably thousands of links - is a vast reference source, but all is funded through the omnipresent ads.
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