Web Resources: General Reference
The following are links to ready reference web resources. To find links to web resources in specific subject areas, access the Online Resources by Subject Areas page, select your subject, and then look for web resources at the bottom of the page.
Academic info - a subject directory of Internet resources for the university community. Each subject guide is an annotated listing of the best general Internet sites in the field.
Annenberg Learner - a multi-disciplinary resource for instructors and students, containing videos, lesson plans, interactive activities, and more. Supported by the Annenberg Foundation.
arXiv.org - open access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
Bookwire - includes timely book industry news, features, reviews, original fiction, guides to literary events, author interviews, thousands of annotated links to book-related sites, and more.
Dictionaries.com - Dictionary of Computing, Webster's Dictionary, Bartlett's Quotations, Roget's Thesaurus, The Skeptic's Dictionary, Strunk's Elements of Style, and more.
Encyclopedia.com - more than 17,000 articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 3rd edition.
Get Educated! - adult education & distance learner's resource center.
Google Cultural Institute - Includes exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world covering a variety of subject areas such as art, history, and science.
Google Scholar - Although Google Scholar is a free search engine, this link connects you through our proxy server (requests your UNM NetID/password) to take advantage of the linking features. GoogleScholar will link to some - not all - of the online journals to which the University Libraries subscribes as well as many other resources. Use the "Check for UNM Full Text" link to see if the article is available through a UNM subscription. Before doing a search, click on "Scholar Preferences." Under "Library Links", put "University of New Mexico" in the "Find Library" box. We also suggest that you check the box for "Open WorldCat." This will better ensure that you get access to those materials to which the University Libraries subscribes.
Khan Academy - an educational website with an online library of over 2,100 educational videos in math, science, humanities, and more.
Information Please Almanac - free online version of Time Almanac, which has ceased the print publication as of 2014.
Insurance Information Institute - the site aims to improve public understanding of insurance, what it does, and how it works.
itools.com - A mixture of research tools including biographical sketches, definitions, currency converters, maps, fact books, and more.
Mountain West Digital Library - The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) is a central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region. MWDL provides free access to over 600,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.
Purdue Online Writing Lab - includes excellent information and exercises for writing and the research process, including taking notes, citing sources, and avoiding plagiarism.
Reference Tools - A collection of links to reference materials on the WWW.
Teaching Commons - Curated by librarians and their institutions of higher learning, this site includes open-access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, lectures, and more.
Virtual Library - links to all general subject areas.
AnyWho - AT&T Directories
Data.gov - Primary source for datasets generated and held by the U.S. government. Includes raw datasets, their descriptions, information on access, and a catalog of sites with tools for data mining and extraction.
Federal Digital System (FDsys) - No-fee, full text, online public access to official federal government information from the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Internal Revenue Service Web Sites - Information and Forms.
International Statistical Agencies - International Statistical Agencies page from the U.S. Census Bureau contains links to official statistical agencies of international governments.
National Center for Educational Statistics - The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department - Information and Forms.
Office of the Federal Register - The new interface to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) provides access to the official text of federal laws, federal regulatory material, presidential documents, and federal organizations, programs, and activities. Also includes the Public Inspeciation Desk for inspecting documents and the XML Federal Register.
Science.gov - Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results. Science.gov is an interagency initiative of 17 U.S. government science organizations within 13 Federal agencies.
U.S. Census Bureau - is the principal source of periodic demographic data. The Census Bureau's current demographic statistics program provides information on the number, geographic distribution, and social and economic characteristics of the population, including official estimates of income and poverty, estimates of health insurance coverage and home ownership rates, and a quarterly indicator of housing vacancies.
United States Postal Service (USPS) - zip codes; buy stamps