Reference & Research

Historical Images

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  1. American Memory from the Library of Congress - Home Page

English/Writing Reference

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  1. MerriamWebster
  2. Thesaurus by Merriam-Webster

Disaster/Emergency

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  1. Ready.gov
  2. National Weather Service
  3. FEMA
  4. CDC Works 24/7

Demographics

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  1. If It Were My Home
  2. Cost of Living
  3. Population and Demographic Resources

Reference Sites

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  1. Reference USA (through Fairfax Public Library)
  2. ReferenceDesk
  3. Infoplease

    Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free online reference, research.

  4. Library Spot
  5. The WWW Virtual Library

Find

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  1. Reference: Google Search Operators - Google Guide
  2. Google Advanced Search
  3. Similarsites.com
  4. Iconfinder - 1,025,000+ free and premium icons
  5. General OneFile (Houston Public Library)

    Provides access to periodical and news information on a diverse set of topics.

  6. Gale Power Search

    Searches all the databases supplied to the library by Gale.

Date/Time/Weather

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  1. Weather Underground
  2. Sky at a Glance | Recent Astronomy News & Night Sky Events
  3. timeanddate.com
  4. Weather Channel
  5. sleepyti.me bedtime calculator
  6. WolframAlpha Examples: Dates Times

Reference Guides

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  1. WhatMoji: Identify Emojis
  2. Gale Virtual Reference Library (Houston Library)
  3. Britannica Library (Houston Library edition)
  4. Collecting all the cheat sheets
  5. Wikipedia
  6. About.com

Library Databases

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  1. Fairfax County Library Databases
  2. Houston Public Library | Databases
  3. Houston Public Library Resources
  4. Philadelphia Library Explore Topics
  5. DC Library Databases
  6. Orange County Library Articles Databases by Subject
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