Information Literacy Online Centre

Online Information Resources

General information resources:

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia and is available in many languages. You can search a wide range of topics and a lot of external and internal links are used. Selection of authoritative sources is advised because anyone can submit and change entries.

HowStuffWorks provides a fairly comprehensive directory of topics. Explanations are provided in an easy to read format and language. Beware that this site uses flash and contains ads.

Reference Sources: is an extensive literary resource. Databases include Columbia Encyclopedia, Bartlett's Quotations and World Factbook.

LoveToKnow is based on the detailed 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Both searching and browsing are supported.

Library Sources:

The Internet Public Library provides comprehensive coverage on a variety of topics with links to online resources. E-mail reference service is provided by trained volunteers.

The General Library is subdivided into specific libraries such as the health and business libraries. The site is similar to a directory with a multitude of links to a variety of topics. Explanations to the links are not provided.