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

Book of States

Farmer's Almanac

Old Farmer's Almanac

Animal Rights

World Wide Animal Rights Organizations


Oxford Art Online


WPA Architectural Survey- Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut



Census Information

The 2012 Statistical Abstract:  State Rankings

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports

Kelly Blue Book

College Research

Guide to Connecticut's Independent Colleges & Universities



Congressional Directory


Dictionary of Economics

The Statesman Yearbook

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

Grant Resources

The Foundation Center


Cambridge Histories Online

eHistory online books

History and Genealogy Library

WPA Architectural Survey- Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut

Employment Resources

Occupational Outlook Handbook

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


Public & Special Acts and General Statutes of Connecticut


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

Gray's Anatomy

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

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

The Holy Bible - King James Version

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosphy

Philosophy on the EServer

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Complete works of Charles Darwin


The 2012 Statistical Abstract


DK Guides


Lonely Planet

Rough Guides