If you are looking for information on the internet and you are not sure where to start, you can use some of these. Here is a list of websites with credible reference information that can be used. Some of these may require a subscription in order to use the full versions, while others are free and open to all users.
- Encyclopedia Britannica. This is the same encyclopedia that you would find in print, but just the online version. You do need to sign up for a subscription, but there is a free trial period you can take advantage of if you only need to use it for a short time.
- Encyclopedia.com. This has thousands of articles that are provided by several different trusted sources. Some of the sources include The Columbia Encyclopedia, Medical Encyclopedias, Websters Dictionary, The Oxford Pocket Dictionary, and several others. You can find a list of the references at the bottom of the landing page.
- Purdue University Reference. This is a pretty comprehensive site full of reference material. There is quite a bit that is local to Purdue and the area, but there is also a lot of other information as well.
- Educator’s Reference Desk. This is a great resource for teachers and educators. It includes tips on teaching, lesson plans, education standards, and many other resources for all different grades. The page was developed by the Information Institute of Syracuse.
- The Internet Public Library. This is a web based library that puts all kinds of reference materials right at your fingertips. It has links to credible material in any subject you could possibly think of. You can look for information by subject, or look for newspaper and magazines. There is also a section for kids and a section for teenagers.