Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library

Ready Reference Web Resources

Bartleby.coma great collection of reference works, including dictionaries, thesauri, quotation books, and more.
County & City Data Book the most comprehensive source of information about the individual counties and cities in the United States. It includes data for all U.S. states, counties, and cities with a population of 25,000 or more.
Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. Includes statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Demographic Yearbook special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language, among others. Compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division
Famous Quotes and Authors over 25,000 quotes from over 6,700 famous authors.
The Foundation Centeran independent nonprofit clearinghouse that collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations and corporate giving programs.
How Stuff Works
Information Please Reference Site
Internet Public Library Reference Collection
Occupational Outlook Handbook For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, etc. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each state, and more.
Policy.Com"the web's most comprehensive policy resource."
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - one of the largest collections of maps on the web
State & Metropolitan Area Data Book - contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included.
Statistical Yearbook an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics for over 200 countries and areas of the world. Compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division.
Switchboard.comincludes white pages, yellow pages, and a phone number lookup.
Telephone Directories on the Weban index of online phone books, with over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over 170 countries around the world.
Test Prep Reviewfree practice tests for GRE, LSAT, MCAT, NCLEX, PRAXIS, etc.
TopoZone.comevery USGS 1:100,000, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale topo map for the entire United States!
Virtual Reference Shelf - Princeton University's collection of web reference sources.
Virtual Reference Shelf (from the Library of Congress) - a collection of web reference sources compiled by the Library of Congress.
WhoWhere?find phone numbers and addresses.
World Resources Reports provides analysis and insight about major environmental and development issues. The different volumes of the report are the result of a unique partnership among the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Resources Institute.
Your dictionary.comYDC is a portal for the language enthusiast, offering access to many dictionaries (including multilingual ones), reference works such as Bartlett's Quotations, and more.

WWC Library Home Page