Reference Directories

Alcove 9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites

A collection of websites selected and annotated by subject specialists of the Library of Congress.

Digital Librarian: A Librarian's Choice of the Quick Web

Directory maintained by a librarian in Cortland, New York. Features top sites in different categories.

Directory Archives

Directory of major web directories, web review guides, and directories currently accepting submissions.

Directory Library

Content rich world Internet directory listing sites organized by category and including deep links, Facebook and Twitter promotion. dirlibrary


Featuring a collection of thousands of informational, educational and how-to articles on a wide range of topics.

General Answers

Compilation of links to various websites on a wide range of subjects or categories. With site descriptions.

Information Quickfind

A general topic directory with categories of information on every subject.

The Internet Public Library

Directory of websites arranged by category. Includes reference tools, and basic research resources such as almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias. theipl

Martindale's Reference Desk

Directory of reference materials on the web, sorted by subject. Interactive with dictionaries, calculators, translation help, sign language and braille and other useful topics and tools.

Free online reference website, including general encyclopedia, drug database, medical encyclopedia, dictionary and quotations.


Working to index, review, and publish quality, credible information-based Web sites and to assist readers in navigating and extracting needed data from these sites.

A multidisciplinary web directory of reference resources that can be searched and browsed alphabetically and by category.

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