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The Reference Desk will provide links to some of the more popular information that is asked at a small public or college library. We understand that many people do not have access to a library or Reference Desk, so we hope that this web page and website can help.


Advice and How To Information

Advice and How To is the title of a website located at http://www.adviceandhowto.com. "Advice and How To" provides information on health, finance and travel, including love and career advice.


Amish Books and Information (Click on this Amish Books and Information link)

Requests for information about the Amish is a popular request at just about any library Reference Desk. People want to know about Amish fiction books and stories, Amish nonfiction books, Amish recipes, the Amish community, Amish lifestyle, and much more. This web page makes an attempt at presenting the books, information, and resources to help you find answers to your questions about the Amish. This information should help the members of the public who are interested in the the Amish culture and those students who would like to write a report on the topic.


APA (American Psychological Association) Style Citation Format Examples

APA Style Format Samples : How to cite sources such as a book, magazine, journal, the web, and MORE. This web page will lead you to sources that will give you plenty of examples, including sample research papers created according to APA rules.


Books

List of Christian Fiction authors AND a list of their works

The Benefits of Reading Aloud: Including a List of Popular Authors of Children's Books and their Stories.

Online Books for FREE and for a FEE: list of resources/websites offering you the ability to read adult and kids (children's) online books for FREE OR for a FEE, IF you want to purchase ebooks. Information includes how to find free Kindle books as well as accessing the Kindle for PC program. A number or reviews for the Kindle and Nook are presented.

Textbooks: Is there a less expensive way?


Child Development

Babies in the Womb: The Learning Process Starts Earlier Than You May Think.


Dictionary

Dictionary.com

Translation Dictionaries


Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia.com


Homework Help : websites that offer LOADS of links to educational information that can be used by a wide range of students, from elementary school to those seeking their Ph.D.

Algebra Homework Helper

B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Infoplease Homework Center

ipl2 (formerly known as the Internet Public Library) has A LOT of links to all kinds of reference type of resources. This website is NO longer being updated but some of the information may be helpful.

Jiskha Homework Helper allows people to post a homework question and someone will post an answer. It is up to YOU to decide if the answer is correct, though.

Literary Criticism (Analysis): Resources to help find literary criticism of authors and their works.

Sat Prep - Algebra Resources Galore! is an EXCELLENT math website that was recommended to us by the Math Olympiads at Mesa Valley Middle School. We understand why the expert Math Olympiads like this website. There are PLENTY of tools, exercises, and lesson plans at this website that can help students learn algebra, as well as other forms of mathematics such as geometry, precalculus, trigonometry, and statistics. Some online math games are available to help make the learning process a little easier.

Yahoo.com's directory includes A LOT of subjects. You can type keywords in the directory search box and find many valuable resources. ALSO, Yahoo has a section devoted to "ANSWERS." People can ask questions and receive answers. ANSWERS comes with its own searchable archive that allows you to search for past answers to all kinds of questions.


Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism (Analysis): Resources to help find literary criticism of authors and their works.


MLA (Modern Language Association) Style Citation Format Examples

MLA Citations: How to cite sources such as a book, magazine, journal, the web, and MORE. This web page will lead you to sources that will give you A LOT of examples, including sample research papers created according to MLA rules.


Quotations

Bartleby.com


Research Papers/ Essays/ Speeches

List of Topics/ Subjects

How to Find Information for Research Papers, Essays, Speeches and MORE

Statistics that may Help with Research Paper Topics


Statistics: is a web page that will list a number of very good websites that offer a variety of statistics on crime, demographics, education, health, and more. The U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Justice, CDC, and World Factbook are just some of the sources listed.

 


Thesaurus

Bartleby.com



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