Reference Materials - General and Multi-Subject

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
A search engine for "academic open access web resources."

Census and Economic Information Center
Offers "current, easily accessible and thorough economic and demographic analysis, maps, data, and expert assistance to meet the needs and requests of Montanans."

Digital Public Library of America
Digital material from libraries, archives, and museums across America.

explore
"explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing the selfless acts of others."

eXtension
"eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the best land-grant university minds across America."

Foundation Center
Provides searchable information about companies willing to provide grants.

Grants.gov
Government information about available grants.

Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is "a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form." It includes archived websites, video, audio, and text.

ipl2
"ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day."

The Knowledge Bank at the Ohio State University
The digital repository for work created by faculty, staff, and students at Ohio State University; materials include "working papers, post prints, annual reports, technical reports, proceedings of conferences, senior honors theses, digital stories, interviews, videos, images, books, newsletters and journals."

Media Channel
"MediaChannel.org is a non-commercial and not-for-profit network of media analysis presented in the public interest." Not to be confused with mediachannel.com.

Media Matters for America
"Media Matters posts rapid-response items as well as longer research and analytic reports documenting conservative misinformation throughout the media."

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
OFFSTATS "provides access to free statistics from official sources on the web." International in scope, with a good section on the U.S. From the University of Auckland (New Zealand) Library. Also listed under International Studies.

OpenDOAR - The Directory of Open Access Repositories
OpenDOAR provides a list and a search function of open access repositories around the world. These are sites, primarily set up by universities, which provide free access to the research output of each organization's scholars.

Presidential Libraries
Information about the Presidential Libraries from the National Archives.

Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Information on disaster preparedness for special populations from the National Library of Medicine.

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI)
"Over 2,000,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music are available for your viewing. Each collection has its own web site that is unrestricted in the interests of knowledge and learning." From the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

State of the Cities
Data for cities from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Wordnik
Wordnik is an online dictionary that provides definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, and statistics on words.

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