Research Sites for Writers
Any Day in History: Events that occurred on a specified day.
Ask Miss Grammar: Grammar archives.
Bartleby.com: 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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