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Reference Resources on the Web

There are many standard reference books available online now, so we have created this page to supplement our inhouse reference collection.

Almanacs and fast facts

Farmer's Almanac

Old Farmer's Almanac

The New Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

Art

Oxford Art Online

Architecture

WPA Architectural Survey- Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut

Biography

Bibliomania

Census Information

The 2012 Statistical Abstract:  State Rankings

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports

Kelly Blue Book

College Research

Guide to Connecticut's Independent Colleges & Universities

Peterson's

2008 Insider's Guide to Colleges

Criticism

Literary Reference Center

Directories

Directory of Connecticut Authors and Literary Venues

Economics

Dictionary of Economics

World Bank

General Reference Works

Martindale's The Reference Desk

Online Books Page - Listing over 1 million free books on the Web

The World Factbook, 2008

Geographical Works

Merriam-Webster's Atlas

Grant Resources

The Foundation Center

History

Cambridge Histories Online

eHistory online books

History and Genealogy Library

WPA Architectural Survey- Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut

Employment Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011

Home Reference

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

Emily Post's Etiquette

Language -Reference works

The American Language - An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States

Hobson-Jobson dictionary

The King’s English

Language - An Introduction to the Study of Speech

Law

Public & Special Acts and General Statutes of Connecticut

Literature

Bibliomania - Free Online Literature with more than 2000 Classic Texts

Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

Brewer's Readers Guide

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature

The Harvard Classics

The Oxford Shakespeare

Simonds History of American Literature

Medical Reference

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine 3rd Ed. 2009

Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer 3rd Ed. 2010

Gray's Anatomy

Medical Information in Plain Language: A Health Literacy Resource Guide 

Merck Manual Home Edition

Merck Manual of Health and Aging

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Mythology and Fables

Aesop's Fables

Bulfinch's Mythology

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Golden Bough

Quotations, Speeches and Lectures

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

On the Art of Reading - Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1916–1917

On the Art of Writing - Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge, 1913–1914

The World’s Famous Orations

Reference Works to Aid in Writing

The Elements of Style

English Usage, Style & Composition

Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

Religion and Philosophy

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The Holy Bible - King James Version

Philosophy on the EServer

Science

Complete works of Charles Darwin

Statistical

The 2012 Statistical Abstract

Travel

DK Guides

Fodor's

Lonely Planet

Rough Guides

 

 

 

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