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Online Ready Reference Resources: Megasites


Sites available to Winthrop students, faculty, and staff only:

Credo Reference

  • Provides over 3 million full-text articles from nearly 600 authoritative ready reference books including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical resources, books of quotations, conversion tables, and bilingual dictionaries.

Oxford Reference Online

  • Provides access to over 100 authoritative reference books published by Oxford University Press.

Free sites available to anyone:


  • A librarian-built site that provides access to scholarly databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and other types of information.

Internet Public Library

  • A list of recommended websites arranged by broad subject areas, including online reference sources.  This site is maintained by library professionals and students.

  • This site bills itself as "the Internet's best reference source."  Provides links to thousands of resources and information sites.