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Try these handy online reference tools to help with your research.

SBHS Library Wiki

Designed specifically for the South Brunswick High School community, this wiki offers links to class projects, educational games, student book reviews, and teacher tools.
https://sbhslibrarywiki.wikispaces.com/

Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary

A classic English Dictionary now made available online by Oxford University Press.
http://www.askoxford.com/

Encyclopedias
Columbia Encyclopedia

A free, online version of the respected Columbia Encyclopedia, this 51,000 entry resource can be searched by keyword or alphabetically. Last updated in 2007.
http://www.bartleby.com/65/

General Reference Resources
Infoplease

A search engine that includes results from a variety of reference sources including almanacs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases.
http://www.infoplease.com/

Internet Public Library
Reference Desk

Created, designed, and updated by librarians, this site is an excellent resource for all reference questions.
http://www.ipl.org/

Virtual Reference Shelf A list of web resources compiled by the Library of Congress that includes links to abbreviation lists, legal topics, and health resources among many other important and often searched topics.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html
World Fact Book Sponsored by the CIA, this resource presents detailed information on countries throughout the world including population statistics, government data, and reference maps.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html