Online Information Resources

Links to reference sources, libraries, articles, e-books, and more to help students with research and writing assignments.

Information Resources

Compiled and annotated by Karin A. Wolf

Dictionaries:

  • Online Dictionaries
    (http://www.yourdictionary.com/):
    Basic dictionaries, specialized subject area dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, word games, and much more are available on this site.
  • Webster’s Dictionary
    (
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/ dictionary.htm):
    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.

Evaluating Sources:

Information Resources:

Periodicals and newspapers, e-books, virtual libraries, and much more.

Libraries:

  • The CUNY Libraries
    (
    http://www.cuny.edu/libraries.html):
    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
    (
    http://www.ipl.org/):
    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
    (
    www.qbpl.org):
    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
    (
    www.nypl.org):
    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
    (
    http://vlib.org/):
    An online library of resources organized by subject area.

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