Almanacs/Factbooks sources for statistical information, astronomical or meteorological data, and other useful facts
Atlases collections of maps
Dictionaries books containing words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically with pronunciations, meanings, etc.
Encyclopedias a source of all branches of knowledge or all aspects of one subject
Quotations collections of quotations searchable by author and subject
Reference Desks sites that allow you to ask experts for research help
Reference Gateways a variety of reference sources available from in one location

Thesauruses

dictionaries of synonyms and antonyms
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Baseball Almanac http://baseball-almanac.com/
CIA World Factbook http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
FedStats http://www.fedstats.gov/
Infoplease Almanac http://www.infoplease.com/almanacs.html
U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/
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Atlapedia Online http://www.atlapedia.com/
Map Machine http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps/
Maps 101 http://www.maps101.com/
World Atlas and World Maps  http://geography.miningco.com/library/maps/blindex.htm
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Acronym Server http://163.21.98.220/diction/diction.htm
All Words http://www.allwords.com/

Dictionary of American Sign Language

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm
Foreign Language Dictionaries http://www.dictionary.com/Dir/Reference/Dictionaries/Foreign_Languages/
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm
Oxford English Dictionary

http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/resources/oed.asp

Your Dictionary http://www.yourdictionary.com/
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Columbia Encyclopedia http://www.bartleby.com/65/
Encyclopedia Britannica Online - School Edition http://www.infohio.org/ER/secure/EB.asp
Encyclopedia Smithsonian http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/start.htm
World Book Encyclopedia http://www.worldbookonline.com/wbol/wbAuth?wbol=09226
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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/100/
Quoteland http://www.quoteland.com/
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Ask An Expert http://www.askanexpert.com/
Scientific American http://www.sciam.com/askexpert_directory.cfm
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Internet Public Library Reference http://www.ipl.org/
Librarian's Index to the Internet Reference http://www.lii.org/search/file/reference
OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) Reference http://www.oplin.lib.oh.us/index.cfm?id=9
Refdesk http://www.refdesk.com/index.html
Space Reference http://www.spaceref.com/
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Roget's Thesaurus http://www.thesaurus.com/
Wordsmyth http://www.wordsmyth.net/

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