The Best Reference Web Sites of 2006

Did you ever think about how aspirin is made? Did you ever have to decipher an acronym? Looking for a copy of the Yugoslavian Constitution? The answers to all these questions and more will be found in the "Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2006" published by the American Library Association. Scrolling through this web site is a fascinating experience in itself, with sites ranging from helpful information (the National Weather Service ) to historical information (Eternal Egypt). You can bookmark practical web sites like "Acronym Finder" or the "Mirriam-Webster Online Dictionary" or take a crash course in "Copyright". I particularly enjoyed the "How Products Are Made" web site, discovering that Americans used 2.5 million miles of dental floss in 1994. In addition to the 2006 reference web sites, there are archival links to the best reference web sites dating back to 1999 when Amazon.com and MapQuest first arrived on the internet scene. Our expectations for online information have certainly come a long way in less than a decade. Check out this amazing compilation of web sites: http://www.ala.org/MARSTemplate.cfm?Section=marspubs

Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on February 8, 2007

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