General Reference Sites

Biographical Dictionary

Find brief information about over 28,000 people included in the dictionary.

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper


Dead People Server

Information about celebrities who are long dead or newly dead.

Dewey Browse

Search for web sites using the same Dewey Decimal # found when researching with books.


Find the latest newspaper and magazine stories in all major cities and countries around the world.  May search by location or subject.

Internet Public Library



all types of resources


Michigan Electronic Library (includes magazines, Electric Library Kids

Quiz Hub

Quiz Hub is a free online interactive learning center for students in grades 5-8. It includes educational games, puzzles,
quizzes, spelling activities, and subject guides

Reference Desk


Spark Notes

Similar to Cliff Notes, this site provides general study guide information in multiple subject areas.


Quick search for basic biographical information about many famous people.

Your Dictionary

Links to various specialty dictionaries and information. (some links go to sites to purchase books about the subject)