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Acronym Finder (thesaurus)
http://www.acronymfinder.com
Acqweb
http://acqweb.library.vanderbilt.edu
American Heritage Dictionary
http://www.bartleby.com/61
APA Style for Citing Electronic References
http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html
APA style, BSC Clement C. Maxwell Library
http://www.bridgew.edu/library/htm/pdf/apa_style.pdf
Ask Jeeves for Kids
http://www.ajkids.com
Associations on the Net
http://www.ipl.org/ref/AON
AT&T Any Who Directory
http://www.anywho.com
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
http://www.bartleby.com
Booklist
http://www.ala.org/booklist/
Books in Print
http://www.patronbooksinprint.com
Britannica Online
http://www.britannica.com
But I found it on the Internet!
http://csmonitor.com/cgi-bin/durableRedirect.pl?/durable/2000/04/25/p16s1.htm
An article dealing with the need to teach critical evaluation skills.
CareerBuilder.com
http://www.careerbuilder.com
Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources
http://library.usm.maine.edu/guides/webeval.html
A one-page, nicely presented checklist of criteria.
Chicago Style Manual from University of Wisconsin-Madison
http://www.wisc.edu/writetest/Handbook/DocChicago.html
CIA World Factbook (yearbook)
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
Critical Literacy : The WWW's Greatest Potential
http://ei.cs.vt.edu/%7Ewwwbtb/book/chap6/critical.html
A rather academic rationale for information literacy.
CyberGuides
http://www.cyberbee.com/guides.html
Criteria for teachers to use in evaluating sites for content and web design.
Didache : Faithful Teaching
http://www.nazarene.org/ed_didache/
Dissertations and Theses - Abstracts & Index - TNU users only

The database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.

EBSCOHost Electronic Journals Service (full-text) - TNU users only

Provides access to a number of full-text journals, with access to articles from various publishers.

Educator's Guide to Credibility and Web Evaluation
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/wp/credibility/index.html
An academic white paper dealing with the topic.
Emily Post's Etiquette 1922 edition (handbook)
http://www.bartleby.com/95
Encyclopedia.com
http://www.encyclopedia.com
Evaluating Internet-Based Information : A Goals-Based Approach
http://www.landmark-project.com/evaluation/
An interesting essay and evaluation form by David Warlick.
Evaluating Web Sites
http://servercc.oakton.edu/~wittman/find/eval.htm
A nice collection of links to many other evaluation sites.
Evaluating Web-Based Resources: A Practical Perspective
http://www.thelearningsite.net/cyberlibrarian/elibraries/eval.html
Lengthy list of critical evaluation criteria.
Expanded Academic ASAP (full-text) - TNU users only

Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library: From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

FindArticles.com
http://www.findarticles.com
FindLaw
http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/23intellectprop/01copyright/
General Interest Module (full-text) - TNU users only

From ProQuest: Search general interest titles on subjects such as hobbies, fashion, consumer information, travel and more. This module is a part of the ProQuest General Reference.

General Law database
http://www.findlaw.com/
General Reference Center Gold (full-text) - TNU users only

Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library: A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Good Enough
http://turnbull.weblogger.com/stories/storyReader%2497
Guide to MLA Documentation Style
http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/mla/index.shtml
Hackers Documentation Online includes MLA, APA, Chicago Style, and CBE Style
http://www.dianahacker.com/bedhandbook/subpages/documentation.html
Hoover's Online, the business network
http://www.hoovers.com
Information Literacy-Choose the Best Search for Your Information Needs
http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine. html
InfoTrac OneFile (full-text) - TNU users only

Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library: A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Ingenta
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/
International Module (full-text) - TNU users only

From ProQuest: Search international titles for information on culture, history, social policy, politics and more. This module is a part of the ProQuest General Reference

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org
The Internet Scout Project
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
IPL-Reference-Encyclopedias
http://www.ipl.org/ref/RR/static/ref2500.html
Kansas City Public Library
http://www.kclibrary.org/guides/searchengines/index.cfm?article=read&articleID =9
Kids Click!
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/
Kids Search Engines
http://searchenginewatch.com/links/article.php/2156191
Kids Search Tools
http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm
Kids' Almanac
http://www.infoplease.com/kids
Librarians Index to the Internet
http://www.lii.org
Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
http://littleexplorers.com/dictionary.html
Martindale's 'The Reference Desk'
http://www.martindalecenter.com/
MEDLINE
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/
NLM's search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.
Merriam-Webster Online
http://www.m-w.com/
Microsoft Encarta
http://encarta.msn.com/artcenter_tree/browse.html
MLA Web site
http://www.mla.org/set_stl.htm
Music Library Assn. Copyright FAQ
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/mla/FAQ/
My College Guide
http://www.mycollegeguide.org/
My Virtual Reference Desk
http://www.refdesk.com
Nashville Public Library
http://www.library.nashville.org/
National Association of Parliamentarians (handbook)
http://www.parliamentarians.org
National Newspaper Index - TNU users only

Provided by the Tennessee Electronic Library: National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

National Union Catalog (NUC) of Manuscript Collections
http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc
NetLibrary (full-text) - TNU users only

Access to online e-books.

Newslink
http://newslink.org
Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
The Old Farmer's Almanac
http://almanac.com
One Look Dictionaries
http://www.onelook.com
The Online Books Page
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books
Online Medieval & Classical Library
http://omacl.org/
Online! A reference guide to using Internet sources
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online
Online! Citation Styles
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html
Principles of Web Searching, Cornell
http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu/reference/tutorials/search/
Project Gutenburg
http://www.gutenberg.net
RefDesk.com
http://refdesk.com
Research Library - ProQuest (full-text) - TNU users only

Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general reference subjects.

Research Library Core (full-text) - TNU users only

From ProQuest: Search the core for basic coverage of all subject areas including: arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. This module is a part of the ProQuest General Reference.

Roget's Thesaurus (thesaurus)
http://www.thesaurus.com
Search Engine Watch
http://searchenginewatch.com
Searcher Magazine
http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/
Seven Steps to Better Searching
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/searching/sevensteps.html
Spiders Apprentice: a helpful guide to Web search engines
http://www.monash.com/spidap.html
Strunks Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/
Teaching Internet Guides, Berkeley
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/
TekMom: Search Tools for Kids
http://www.tekmom.com/search/
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/default.htm
The Time Almanac
http://www.infoplease.com
Turabian Style - Includes citing electronic sources
http://www.lib.usm.edu/~instruct/guides/ugindex.html#sty
Turabian Style, BSC Clement C. Maxwell Library
http://www.bridgew.edu/library/turabian.cfm
Types of Search Tools
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/ToolsTables.html
U.S. Copyright Office
http://www.loc.gov/copyright
University of Michigan Copyright Info
http://www.lib.umich.edu/copyright
Wesleyan Theological Journal
http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyan_theology/theojrnl/
Yahooligans
http://www.yahooligans.com