Quick Reference

These web links provide access to quick facts and ready reference information on a wide variety of topics. When your research requires more in-depth information you may want to search periodical databases, come into the library to use reference books or other titles in the collection, or talk with a reference librarian. You may also want to check Subject Guides at the library web site and Credo Reference.


College and Universities

College Academic Course Catalogs

College and University Rankings

College Scholarship searching tool (FastWeb)

Study Abroad



Acronym Server

Bable Fish Translation

Bartleby.com Quotations

French-English Dictionary

Language Dictionaries and Translators

Merriam-Webster English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Phrase Finder

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus


HyperHistory - searchable timelines of history

Info Please Almanac

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection


Phone Books, and Phone and Postal Codes

Airline Toll-Free Numbers and Websites

AmeriCom: Area Code Decoder


SuperPages.com (Verizon)


ZIP Code Lookup


Reference (multiple links)

Internet Archive
Access to historical collections that exist in digital format - audio, moving images, and texts.

Library Spot

Virtual Reference Shelf (Library of Congress)

WWW Virtual Library
one of the oldest web catalogues

Subject Directories (web)

Google Directory Created by human subject-matter experts. Use when you want to view only pages that have been evaluated by a human editor. Utilizes Open Directory Project.

Infomine Scholarly internet resource collections, Univ. of CA libraries

Intute "the very best web resources for education and research." All material is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists from a consortium of seven British universities, including Oxford.

Internet Public Library "Websites you can trust." Administered by California State Library.

Updated 30-Nov-2010 SWH