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Welcome to the Reference Center. The above picture is an image map of the center. Click on the desk to Ask a Reference Question, or a book to browse a specific section of the Ready Reference Collection. You may also wish to search the collection.

Don't forget to look in the IPL's Frequently Asked Reference Questions and the all new IPL Pathfinders, your guide to getting started on research in numerous subject areas, both in print and online.


IPL Original Reference Resources

A+ Research & Writing for High School and College Students
Need to write a research paper? Want to do an A+ job without going totally NUTS? Here's help!!

Associations on the Net
Searchable, browsable annotated guide to over 2000 home pages of prominent organizations and associations.

Native American Authors
Provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.

Online Literary Criticism Collection
Contains 4745 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
Comprehensive site on the American presidency includes biographies, speeches and writings, election results, odd facts and presidency highlights.

Say Hello to the World
Learn to say "hello" in over 30 different languages, plus find links to resources about the languages, the cultures, and language learning on the Web.

Stately Knowledge
Facts and information about the American states, plus where to go to find more.

Web Searching
The IPL guide to the best search engines and catalogs on/for the Web, with tips on how to use them effectively.


Other IPL Collections

Online Newspapers
Online newspapers from around the world. Searchable and browsable by region and title.

Online Serials
Magazines, journals, E-zines, and more. Searchable and browsable by subject and title.

Online Texts
All manner of books and other texts that are freely available over the Internet. Browsable and searchable by author, title, or Dewey subject.

IPL Teen Collection
Internet resources of interest to teenagers.


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