Reference sources on the Web

Search engines are very useful when you need to find broad information on specific topics in cyberspace. If you don`t know exactly what you`re looking for and don`t know where to find it on the Internet, search engines become a very useful tool.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD

Search engines are very useful when you need to find broad information on specific topics in cyberspace. If you don`t know exactly what you`re looking for and don`t know where to find it on the Internet, search engines become a very useful tool.

You will find yourself using three or four of these sites for the majority of your Internet searches. Once you are online, you will also wander into what I call reference sites. These are specific sites that can be used to "zero in" on specific subjects.

You will find these to be very useful in your day-to-day lives. Make yourself a hero - share these sites with your kids. They will find these sites especially useful when doing research for school projects.

After surfing these sites, maybe you`ll be able to consider yourself an expert on just about any subject. Spend a little time at these sites, and, who knows, you may be ready to sit across from Regis going for that million dollars!

REFERENCE SOURCES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Librarian`s Guide to the Internet:

www.lii.org

Brittanica:

www.britannica.com

Virtual Reference:

www.refdesk.com

Research It:

www.itools.com/research-it

Thesaurus:

www.thesaurus.com

Webster:

www.m-w.com/netdict.htm

Encyberpedia:

www.encyberpedia.com

Family Education:

www.familyeducation.com/home

Biography.com:

www.biography.com

Lives:

www.amillionlives.com

Presidents:

www.ipl.org/ref/POTUS

Fed World:

www.fedworld.com

Quoteland:

www.quoteland.com

Quotations:

www.starlingtech.com/quotes

Bartlett`s:

www.bartleby.com

StudyWeb:

www.studyweb.com

Journalism:

www.robertniles.com/data

Lightspan:

www.lightspan.com

Learn 2:

www.learn2.com

Today in History:

www.scopesys.com/anyday

Strange But True:

www.sbt.bhmedia.com

Answers.com:

www.answers.com

Let`s Find Out:

www.letsfindout.com

Stains:

www.clothesline.com/stainDet

Looksmart:

www.looksmart.com/live

Experts:

www.allexperts.com

Do It Yourself:

www.doityourself.com

Ehow:

www.ehow.com

Tipworld:

www.tipworld.com

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry Magazine and spokesperson and critical-issue-response-team chairperson for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His address on the Internet is www.dfdasmiles.com. Contact him by e-mail at jeff@dfdasmiles.com, by phone at (314) 567-5612, or by fax at (314) 567-9047.

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