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Reference Site of the Month Archive


2002

January

February
  • LibrarySmart
    Suffering from information overload? Try this helpful site from the University of Washington.
March April May June
  • CensusScope
    Offers students, policymakers and the merely curious an interactive site that delivers data for Census 2000.



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2001

January

  • New Jersey Statewide Reference Center
    The center's Virtual Reference Desk directs patrons to Internet resources via keyword and phrase searching or a subject listing. Also features numerous well-designed pathfinders.
February
  • Xrefer
    This "reference engine" searches an impressive set of well-respected works, allowing users to perform broad searches or more focused topical inquiries.
March
  • HealthLink Plus
    From HMO report cards to drug indexes, HealthLink Plus provides easy access to consumer health information.
April May
  • Proposal Writer
    Use this site's search engine and directory to find grant-writing resources.
June
  • World Desk Reference
    A one-stop reference resource for country information including quick facts, maps, and recent headlines.
July
  • WorldSkip.com
    An easily navigable reference site that makes the search for country information a breeze.
August
  • AskART.com
    Access more than 25,000 artists biographies and more.
September
  • KIDS COUNT
    Research the status of children in the United States.
October
  • EncycloZine
    EncycloZine describes itself as a "concise illustrated encyclopedia" and a "compendium of diversions." It's also a joy to visit.
November
  • Archival Research Center
    The University of Southern California's Archival Research Center provides a wealth of information on the history and culture of Los Angeles.
December


2000

  • 2000 LibrarySpot.com Reference Site of the Year
    The 2000 Reference Site of the Year Award went to yourDictionary.com Learn why.
January
  • World Lecture Hall
    Brings together sites created by professors to deliver university-level material online. Take a peek at the nation's syllabus.
February
  • 50States.com
    From symbols and songs to tax forms and live cams, 50States.com brings together a wealth of stately knowledge.
March
  • TaxSites.com
    Take your next tax question to this directory of tax and accounting resources.
April May June July August September October
  • braryDog.net
    Design a Web-based reference page of your own.
November
  • ELITE Project
    University of Leicester's information clearinghouse on distance learning technologies and applications.
December
  • Career Bookmarks
    Part of the Virtual Reference Library (VLR) at the Toronto Public Library providing an information gateway to powerful career resources on the Web.


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1999

  • 1999 LibrarySpot.com Reference Site of the Year
    The 1999 Reference Site of the Year Award went to How Stuff Works. Learn why.
February
  • How Stuff Works
    The site is ready to answer dozens of everyday questions, from how the engine in your car works to what makes the inside of your refrigerator cold....
March
  • CEO Express
    CEO Express applies the 80/20 rule to business information on the Web. Also known as "Pareto's Principle," the rule observes that 80% of production volume usually comes from 20% of the producers....
April
  • HealthWeb
    HealthWeb provides links to health information resources selected by librarians and information professionals at more than 20 leading academic medical centers in the Midwest, including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin at Madison....
May
  • This Day in History
    This Day in History points out what meaningful events occurred on this day years or even decades ago....
June
  • Newseum
    This online extension of the Newseum in Arlington, Va., offers outstanding online exhibits and lesson plans. Current exhibits include Dateline Moon, a closer look at the media and the space race, and Stories of the Century, a look at the century's biggest news events....
July
  • DeskRef
    DeskRef highlights resources that answer reference questions frequently asked by patrons of public libraries....
August
  • Learn2.com
    Learn2.com answers everyday questions like "How much should I water the lawn?" or "How do I balance the checkbook?"
September
  • Absolute Trivia
    Is your brain hungry? Head to Absolute Trivia, where facts abound....
October
  • AskERIC
    Serves up customized educational information....
November
  • NewsIndex
    Indexes current stories from a variety of news sources....
December
 
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