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Quick Reference Search:
World Book Online*
with World Book Dictionary 
American Heritage Dictionary 

Quick Reference Contents 

Select from these Resources:
Dictionaries, Thesauri, & Acronyms  Research, Writing, & Test Prep  
Encyclopedias & Almanacs  Government, Law, & Elections  
Etexts - Literature  Maps, Atlases, & Travel  
Etexts - Theology  News  
Quotations & Speeches   Statistics & Demographics  
Internet Search Tools  USPS, Contacts, Time & Date, Traffic & Weather 

Additional Reference Portals

ipl2  Catholic Times: Resources 
Library Spot   Online Reference Shelf (Waterloo Library)  
Martindale's The Reference Desk  Useful Reference Sites (University of Texas Libraries)  
Refdesk.com  100 Search Engines for Academic Research (TeachThought) 

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