Always looking to find new things on the Internet? Need to look up quick facts when the library’s closed?

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Fun Research Websites

  Internet Public Library A terrific website for those who want to know something about everything
  Information An online almanac—encyclopedia, atlas, and thesaurus all in one
 

Wolfram Alpha

Enter any date, math formula, city name, calculation, or city name and get an answer from this “computational knowledge machine”
  Dictionary  
 

Thesaurus

 

 

Bartlett’s Quotations

Find out the source of a specific quote, or find quotes that match any topic
 

Wikipedia

An encyclopedia created by everyday people for everyday people. The facts in the entries are not checked for accuracy, but it’s a fun website to discover new things. You can create your own entry, or add to an existing one.

 

New York Public Library Best of the Web

The most useful websites for learning about absolutely anything, curated by the librarians at the New York Public Library.

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