Research Sites for Writers

Any Day in History: Events that occurred on a specified day.  

Ask Miss Grammar: Grammar archives. Searchable fiction, nonfiction and reference books.


Bureau of Labor Statistics: Contains an Occupational Outlook Handbook  with information about jobs, pay rates, and trends.


FEDSTATS: Statistics produced by more than 100 government agencies.


Internet Address Finder: Email addresses, phone numbers, etc.


Internet Public Library: Submit reference questions by email.


Local library: Check to see if research databases are accessible from home. For example, EBSCO, Proquest, and The New York Times may be available.


Martindale's Reference Desk: Links to calculators, science tables, maps, etc.


Profnet: Connects journalists with PR people and sources.


The Virtual Reference Desk: Variety of reference links from Purdue University.


WhoWhere? White pages, reverse phone look ups, etc.



Writers Free Reference Desk: An eclectic mix of resource links.


Zip Code Lookup: For US cities. 




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