Online Information Resources
Links to reference sources, libraries, articles, e-books, and more to help students with research and writing assignments.
Compiled and annotated by Karin A. Wolf
- Online Dictionaries
Basic dictionaries, specialized subject area dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, word games, and much more are available on this site.
- Webster’s Dictionary
A dictionary, thesaurus,Spanish-English dictionary, and medical dictionary can be found here as well as word games and a word of the day feature.
- Guides to “Evaluating Information Sources” from Purdue University:
This site provides guides to assessing the quality and credibility of electronic resources.
Periodicals and newspapers, e-books, virtual libraries, and much more.
- Academic Info
Online subject guides with links to over 25,000 resources.
- Di Su’s Page
This collection of links put together by York College librarian Di Su is extensive. It includes a Reference Desk, links to Fact Books and Statistics, and Article Databases.
- Government Information Portal
This portal to the U.S. Government’s vast collection of information allows you to search millions of pages of government documents at once, including the National Library of Medicine, the Census Bureau, and much more. The site is also useful for personal and business purposes. Click on “Explore Topics” to get a sense of what is offered.
- The New York Times Newsroom Navigator
There are hundreds of links to various information resources, including links to the Politics Navigator, the Business Navigator, and the Health Navigator.
- News Voyager
This site provides listings of and links to local newspapers throughout the United States.
- Project Gutenberg
Download electronic books in many languages. These books are no longer under copyright, so they are not new books. However, you will find a lot of classic literature here.
- The “Reading Room” from the Hunter College Reading and Writing Center
This site provides links to periodicals, newspapers, and e-books.
- “Research and Information Resources” from the Hunter College Reading and Writing Center
This site provides links to library catalogs, digital libraries, and other online sources of information.
- “Specialized Resources” from the CUNY Write Site
Links to specialized resources listed by discipline, from anthropology to theater.
- The World Press
Links to newspapers throughout the world. Many foreign newspapers are available in English editions.
- The CUNY Libraries
Through this link, youcansearch for books in all CUNY college libraries and access databases of articles. Information is available about the locations, services, and hours of libraries at all CUNY campuses.
- Internet Public Library
An online library with extensive links to “Resources by Subject Area”, “Newspapers and Magazines” from across the country and around the world, and a link to “Special Collections” that includes a “Research/Writing Guide” and a “Literary Criticism” collection.
- Queens Public Library
The main branch of the Queens Library is located here in Jamaica at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. – across from the bus terminal. The web site provides information about the locations of all branches and access to online databases and other resources for members. There are also links to other web resources and articles and a calendar of community events. All New York State residents are eligible for free membership. Go visit your local library and learn what it has to offer!
- New York Public Library
There is a guide to “Using the Library” that links to a guide to using the library web site. Click on the “Locations and Hours” link to get information about all branches and their collections, including the specialized Research Libraries. The Research Libraries are amazing resources and should be explored by students.
- World Wide Web Virtual Library
An online library of resources organized by subject area.
- “Literary Resources” from the Hunter College Reading and Writing Center
This site provides links to literature and writings about literature from many different time periods and cultures.