Best Free Reference Web Sites Combined Index, 1999-2015 RUSA ETS: Emerging Technologies Section

Roster

This is an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2015 annual lists issued by the MARS Best Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the ETS: Emerging Technologies Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.

MARS Best Free Web Sites Committee Roster | View selection criteria | Print the Index


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AARP (http://www.aarp.org/
American Association of Retired People.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Abbreviations.com (http://www.abbreviations.com) 
STANDS4 LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

About.Com (http://www.about.com/)
About.Com.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Ad*Access (http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adaccess)
Duke University Libraries
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials, (http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adviews)
Duke University Libraries
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Africana.com (http://www.africana.com/)
Africana.com Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

NOTE: Renamed Black Voices: African American and Black Culture Community (2006)

AF: Acronym Finder (http://www.acronymfinder.com/)
Mountain Data Systems, LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

AFI Catalog of Feature Films (www.afi.com/catalog)
American Film Institute (AFI)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

AIDSInfo (http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/)
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

NOTE: Now AOL Black Voices (January 2006)

AJR Newslink (http://www.newslink.org/) and (http://ajr.org/)
AJR and NewsLink Associates.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

NOTE: Newslink, offering links to newspapers, broadcaster, magazines and joblink advertising, is available at http://www.newslink.org/. AJR, containing news and columns from the American Journalism Review Magazine, is available from http://ajr.org/. (February 27, 2003)

All-Music Guide (http://www.allmusic.com/)
Matrix Software, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

All Recipes (http://allrecipes.com/)
Allrecipes.com.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

AltaVistas Babel Fish (http://babelfish.altavista.com/)
Overture Services, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

AMA Physician Select (http://www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm)
American Medical Association.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

NOTE: Renamed AMA DoctorFinder. (January 2006).

Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/)
Amazon.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History (http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/)
Lynn Nelson and Kendall Simmons.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

The American Civil War Homepage (http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/)
George H. Hoemann, University of Tennessee.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

American Family Immigration History Center (http://www.ellisisland.org/)
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

American Hospital Directory (http://www.ahd.com/)
American Hospital Directory, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!) (http://www.lawsource.com/also)
LawSource, Inc.
Reviewed MARS Best 2002

American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ammemhome.html)
Library of Congress.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

AmericanPresident.org (http://millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/amprez.html)
Center of Public Affairs - University of Virginia.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

American Presidents: Life Portraits (http://www.americanpresidents.org/)
National Cable Satellite Corporation.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

The American Presidency Project  (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/)
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

American Rhetoric (http://www.americanrhetoric.com)
Michael E. Eidenmuller
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

American Time Use Survey (http://www.bls.gov/tus/)
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

American Women's History: A Research Guide (http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html)
Ken Middleton, Middle Tennessee State University.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

AmeriStat (http://www.ameristat.org/)
Population Reference Bureau and Social Science Data Analysis Network.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

NOTE: According to the Population Reference Bureau website, the AmeriStat website is no longer active. All AmeriStat content is available on the Population Reference Bureau's website http://www.prb.org. (September 2006)

Answers.com (http://www.answers.com/)
GuruNet Corporation.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Arbor Day Foundation (http://www.arborday.org/)
Arbor Day Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Art & Architecture Thesaurus (http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/aat)
Paul Getty Trust
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Art Project (www.googleartproject.com/)
Google
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Artcyclopedia: the Fine Art Search Engine (http://www.artcyclopedia.com/)
John Malyon, Artcyclopedia, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

AskART (http://askart.com/)
AskART.com.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

AskERIC (http://askeric.org/)
Information Institute of Syracuse, ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

NOTE: The AskERIC site and question-answer service was discontinued on December 19, 2003, being replaced byThe Educators Reference Desk. This new site includes the 2000 lesson plans, 3000 pointers to education information & organizations, and 200 question archives formerly available from askeric.org for over 10 years. You can also continue to access the ERIC database at the Educator's Reference Desk.

AskOxford.com (http://www.askoxford.com/)
Oxford University Press.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

The Association of Religion Data Archives (http://www.thearda.com)
Association of Religion Data Archives, Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

AT&T AnyWho (http://www.anywho.com/index.html)
AT&T.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy.  (www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm/)
Yale Law School
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

 

   

Baby Names | The Baby Name Wizard (http://www.babynamewizard.com)
Generation Grownup, LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Background Notes (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/).
United States Department of State.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005.

BAMONA: Butterflies and Moths of North America (http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/)
BAMONA, Montana State University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Bankrate (http://www.bankrate.com/).
Intelligent Life Corporation.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.

Bartleby.com (http://www.bartleby.com/).
Steven H. van Leeuwen.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Baseball-Almanac: The &Official& Baseball History Site
(http://baseball-almanac.com/)
Marvin Terry.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Baseball-Reference.com (http://baseballreference.com/).
Baseball Think Factory.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

BBC Country Profiles (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm)
Compiled by BBC Monitoring
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/)
BBC News
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids (http://bensguide.gpo.gov/).
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005.

Best of History Web Sites (http://www.besthistorysites.net/).
Thomas Daacord, with Sumita Chakraborty.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

BBB: Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.org/).
Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

The Big Cartoon Database (http://www.bcdb.com)
Dave Koch, The Big Cartoon Database (bcdb.com)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Big Charts (http://www.bigcharts.com/)
A service of MarketWatch.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

The Bill of Rights Institute (http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/)
Bill Of Rights Institute
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Biodiversity Heritage Library (http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present (http://bioguide.congress.gov/).
United States Congress. Senate Historical Office and the Legislative Resource Center of the House of Representatives.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Biography.com (http://www.biography.com/).
A&E Television Networks.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

BlackPast.org (http://www.blackpast.org/)
BlackPast.org
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Blue Letter Bible (http://www.blueletterbible.org/)
Sowing Circle
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (http://federalreserve.gov/)
U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

BookFinder.com (http://www.bookfinder.com/)
Launched by Anirvan Chatterjee, and now an independent subsidiary of AbeBooks.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

The BookHive (http://www.bookhive.org/).
Staff of the  Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) County
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Britannica.com (http://www.britannica.com/).
Britannica.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://stats.bls.gov/).
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (http://www.business-humanrights.org/)
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009
 

 

Calendars through the Ages (http://webexhibits.org/calendars/index.html).
Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA) by WebExhibits.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

CareerOneStop (http://www.careeronestop.org)
CareerOneStop
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Cars.com (http://www.cars.com)
Cars.com, Classified Ventures, LLC™
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Catholic Online Saints & Angels (http://www.catholic.org/saints/).
Catholic Online Internet Services.
Reviewed MARS Best 2000.

Census Bureau: Economic Indicators (http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm)
United States Census Bureau
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/).
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

CEO Express (http://www.ceoexpress.com/).
CEO Express Company.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Charity Navigator (http://charitynavigator.org)
Charity Navigator
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Child Care and Early Education Research (www.childcarersearch.org)
Child Care and Early Childhood Research Connections
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

ChooseMyPlate.gov (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/)
United States Department of Agriculture
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/)
Library of Congress
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

CI: Corporate Information (http://www.corporateinformation.com).
George Matthew Regnery (Winthrop Corporation)/distributed by Wright Investor's Service.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

CitationFox (http://library.albany.edu/usered/cite/index.html)
CitationFox APA (http://library.albany.edu/cfox)
CitationFox MLA (http://library.albany.edu/cfox?type=mla)
University at Albany, State University of New York
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Citi – Data.com (http://www.city-data.com/)
Advameg, Inc
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

City Mayors: Running the World’s Cities (http://www.citymayors.com/index.html)
City Mayors Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

CNET.com (http://www.cnet.com/).
CNET, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/).
Cable News Network.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Codecademy (http://www.codecademy.com)
Codecademy
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

College Navigator (nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator)
National Center for Educational Statistics
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

College and University Rankings (http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm)
Education and Social Science Library, University of Illinois.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org/)
Common Sense Media, Inc. 
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Compare50: Comparing Economic Performance Across the United States (http://compare50.org/)
Next 10
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Constitute (www.constituteproject.org)
Comparative Constitutions Project, University of Texas
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Constitution Finder (http://confinder.richmond.edu/index.php)
University of Richmond
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

ConsumerSearch (http://www.consumersearch.com/).
ConsumerSearch, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005.

Cooking Light (www.Cookinglight.com)
Cooking Light Magazine
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Copyright Tools (www.ala.org/...copyright-tools)
American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Cornell Lab of Ornithology (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/)
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Council on Foreign Relations (www.cfr.org)
Council on Foreign Relations
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Country Statistics (http://www.unicef.org/statistics/index_countrystats.html)
UNICEF
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Country Studies/Area Handbook (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html).
Federal Research Division, Library of Congress.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.

Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/)
Coursera - an educational technology company founded by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Crash Course in Copyright (http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/Intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm)
University of Texas System, Georgia Harper
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Crime Statistics (http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats/)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Current Value of Old Money (http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/RDavies/arian/current/howmuch.html)
Roy Davies, former Librarian, St. Luke's Campus, University of Exeter
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Cyberschoolbus (http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/).
United Nations Statistics Division
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004
 

Densho (http://densho.org/densho.asp)
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Dietary Supplements Labels Database (http://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov/dietary/)
States National Library of Medicine based on the Dietary Supplements On-Line Database (DSOL) ©2005-2012 by DeLima Associates
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Digital History (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/).
Professor Steven Mintz, University of Houston.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Dino Directory (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/dinosaurs-other-extinct-creatures/dino-directory/index.html)
The Natural History Museum, London
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Discovery School (http://school.discoveryeducation.com)
Discovery Education
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books (http://www.doabooks.org/)
OAPEN Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org/).
Lund University Libraries.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Documenting the American South (http://docsouth.unc.edu/)
University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Doing Business (http://www.doingbusiness.org)
World Bank
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Download.com (http://www.download.com/).
CNET Networks, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Dynamic Periodic Table (http://www.ptable.com/)
Michael Dayah
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013Dynamic Periodic Table (http://www.ptable.com/)
Michael Dayah
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Earthtrends: the Environmental Information Portal (http://earthtrends.wri.org/)
World Resources Institute.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

ebooks @ Adelaide (http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au)
University of Adelaide
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Economist Country Briefings (http://www.economist.com/countries/).
Economist Newspaper, Ltd.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml).
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Edmunds.com (http://www.edmunds.com/).
Edmunds.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Education Research Information Center (ERIC) (www.eric.ed.gov)
Institute of Educaation Sciences/U.S..Department of Education
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

E-how (http://www.ehow.com)
E-how, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Elemental Data Index (http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/Elements/cover.html).
Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

The information on this site serves as a complement to the WebElements Periodic Table (http://www.webelements.com/) selected for the MARS Best 2001 list. (RUSQ. Fall 2001.)

The Encyclopedia Mythica (http://www.pantheon.org/).
M.F. Lindemans, sponsored by Ultimum-IT.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Encyclopedia of Chicago (http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/)
The Chicago Historical Society, The Newberry Library and Northwestern University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Encyclopedia of Earth (www.eoearth.org/)
Encyclopedia of Earth
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Encyclopedia Iranica (www.iranicaonline.org)
Encyclopaedia Iranica / Columbia University Center for Iranian Studies
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Encyclopedia of Life (http://eol.org/)
Encyclopedia of Life
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

English Short Title Catalog (http://estc.bl.uk/)
British Library
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Epicurious (http://eat.epicurious.com/)
CondéNet.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

ePodunk™(http://www.epodunk.com/)
ePodunk
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Eric Weisstein's World of Science: A Wolfram Web Resource
(http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/)
Eric W. Weisstein. Wolfram Research.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

ERsys (http://www.ersys.com/)
Synergos Technologies, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/).
ESPN, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

Eternal Egypt (http://www.eternalegypt.org/)
Egyption Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Europa The European Union at a Glance (http://europa.eu/abc/index_en.htm)
European Union
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Export.gov Helping U.S. Companies Export (http://www.export.gov)
U.S. International Trade Administration
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007



Fact Check (www.FactCheck.org)
Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Fact Monster™ (http://www.factmonster.com/).
Family Education Network Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

FamilyDoctor.org (http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html)
American Academy of Family Physicians
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service (http://www.familysearch.org/).
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Famous Trials, UMKC School of Law (http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm)
Douglas Linder, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Farmers Almanac (http://www.farmersalmanac.com/).
Almanac Publishing Co.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Colleges (http://www.fastweb.monster.com/)
Monster
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

FBI Records - The Vault (http://vault.fbi.gov/)
FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Federal Citizen Information Center (http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/).
U.S. General Services Administration.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005.

FedSpending.org (http://www.fedspending.org)
OMB Watch
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

FedStats (http://www.fedstats.gov/).
Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

50 States and Capitals (http://www.50states.com/).
Ray Weber; Weber Publications.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Findarticles.com (http://www.findarticles.com/).
Gale Group and LookSmart.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

Findlaw (http://www.findlaw.com/).
FindLaw (Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern).
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

FirstGov.gov (http://www.firstgov.gov/).
U.S. General Services Administration.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Now  USA.gov (noted March 2008)

Fodor's (www.fodors.com)
Fodors
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Follow the Money (www.followthemoney.org/)
National Institute on Money in State Politics
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Foreign Government Resources on the Web
(http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html).
U.S. General Services Administration.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Foundation Center Online (http://fdncenter.org/).
The Foundation Center.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Forvo: All the words in the world. Pronounced (www.forvo.com/)
Forvo Media SL, from San Sebastián (Spain)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Free Medical Journals (http://www.freemedicaljournals.com).
AmedeoGroup.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.
 


The Gallup Organization (http://www.gallup.com/).
The Gallup Organization.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

Gate2Home (http://www.gate2home.com/)
Ilan Bar-Magen, Gate2Home.com
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Genetics Home Reference (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/)
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Genome.gov  (http://www.genome.gov)
National Institutes of Health
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Geographic Names Information System (http://geonames.usgs.gov/gnishome.html).
U.S. Geological Survey.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

Gethuman  (http://www.gethuman.com/)
Paul M. English, gethuman Project
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online. (http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/).
Getty Research Institute, Getty Vocabulary Program.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

glbtq: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture(http://www.glbtq.com/).
Claude J. Summers, General Editor / glbtq, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

globalEDGE (http://globaledge.msu.edu)
Center for International Business Education and Research, Michigan State University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Go Ask Alice (http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu).
Columbia University's Health Education Program.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/)
Google
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Google News (http://news.google.com/)
Google.com.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Google Translate (http://translate.google.com/#en|es|)
Google
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

GovTrack.us: Tracking the U.S. Congress (http://www.govtrack.us) 
Civic Impulse, LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

GPO Access (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/).
U.S. Government Printing Office.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Great Buildings Online (http://www.greatbuildings.com/gbc/buildings.html).
Artifice, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

Great Websites for Kids (http://gws.ala.org/)
American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

GrayLit Network: A Science Portal of Technical Reports (http://graylit.osti.gov/index.html).
Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005.

NOTE: GrayLit Network retired on October 31, 2007.

Guide to Philosophy on the Internet (http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/philinks.htm).
Peter Suber (Philosophy Department, Earlham College).
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

GuideStar (http://www.guidestar.org/).
Philanthropic Research, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.
 


Hathi Trust Digital Library (http://catalog.hathitrust.org) 
Hathi Trust
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Healthfinder (http://www.healthfinder.gov/).
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Reviewed February 9, 2000.

Healthy Children.org (www.healthychildren.org/)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

HiCitizen: Making Government Easy for You (http://www.hicitizen.com).
Imagitas, Inc.
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2001.

NOTE: Web page no longer available.


Historical Newspapers Online (http://guides.library.upenn.edu/historicalnewspapersonline)
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

History Channel  (http://history.com)
A&E Television Networks
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/) American Social History Project
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Hoaxbusters (http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/).
CIAC (Computer Incident Advisory Capability ), U.S. Dept. of Energy
Reveiwed: MARS Best 2003.

Holocaust Encyclopedia (http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

The Holocaust - Yad Vashem (www.yadvashem.org/)
International School of Holocaust Studies
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Household Products Database (http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/)
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Dept. of Health & Human Services
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

How Products are Made (http://www.madehow.com/)
Thomson Gale
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

How Stuff Works (http://www.howstuffworks.com/).
BYG Publishing, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.

Hulu (http://www.hulu.com)
Hulu LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Human Body Maps (http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps)
Healthline Networks, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Human Genome Project Information (http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis).
Human Genome Management Information System (HGMIS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

HyperHistory Online (http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html).
World History Online.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.
 


IIHS-HLDI: Crash Testing  and Highway Safety (www.iihs.org)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library (http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Project Petrucci LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience (www.inmotionaame.org/sionid=f8303293501426480205999)
New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Indeed (indeed.com)
Indeed
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Index of Economic Freedom (http://www.heritage.org/index/)
The Heritage Foundation in partnership with the Wall Street Journal
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Industry Research Desk (http://www.virtualpet.com/industry)
Polson Enterprises.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

Informacion en Vivo: Servicios de referencia en español (http://preguntas.nypl.org/)
The New York Public Library.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Information Please (http://www.infoplease.com/).
Information Please LLC.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Intelihealth (http://www.intelihealth.com/).
Intelihealth, a subsidary of Aetna, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

International Business Statistics Database | globalEDGE (http://globaledge.msu.edu/resourcedesk/dibs)
Michigan State University  / Additional access with free registration
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org/).
The Internet Archive with Prelinger Archives.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

Internet Bird Collection (ibc.lynxeds.com)
Lynx Edicions
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Internet Broadway Database (http://www.ibdb.com/).
League of American Theaters and Producers, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy IEP  (www.iep.utm..edu/)
James Fieser and Bradley Dowden
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Internet History Sourcebooks Project (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall).
Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

The Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/).
The Internet Movie Database Ltd.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Internet Public Library (http://www.ipl.org/).
Internet Public Library
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

In the first person: An index to letters, diaries, oral histories, and other personal narratives (http://www.inthefirstperson.com)
Alexander Street Press
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

Invention Dimension  (http://web.mit.edu/invent)
Lemelson-MIT Award Program
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

ipl2: Information You Can Trust (http://www.ipl.org)
iSchool @ Drexel University, College of Information Science & Technology
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

IRS: Forms and Publications . (http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/formspubs/index.html)
U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

iTools (http://www.itools.com/).
itools.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (http://www.iucnredlist.org/)
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Journalist’s Resource (http://journalistsresource.org/)
Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy-Harvard University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

 

 



Kaiser State Health Facts (www.statehealthfacts.org/)
Kaiser Family Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Kelley Blue Book (http://www.kbb.com/).
KBB.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.

The Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)
Khan Academy
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

KIDS Count Data Center (http://datacenter.kidscount.org/)
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Kids.gov (www.Kids.gov)
Federal Citizen Information Center, U.S. General Services Administration
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

KidsHealth  (www.kidshealth.org)
Nemours Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Kidsreads.com  (www.kidsreads.com/series/index.asp)
Carol Fitzgerald
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008


Latin American Network Information Center (http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/)
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

Learn2.com (http://www.learn2.com/).
Learn 2 Corp.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

NOTE: No longer free (Noted: March 3, 2003)

Lexicool (http://www.lexicool.com/)
The site is run by an international team of linguists and IT specialists based in France, headed by Sebastian Abbo.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Librarians' Index to the Internet (http://www.lii.org/).
Librarians Internet Index.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

Renamed Librarians Internet Index. (Noted January 2006)
Liber8™ An economic information portal for librarians and students (http://liber8.stlouisfed.org)
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date reviewed: 3/4/07

The Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov)
The Library of Congress
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

LibriVox (http://librivox.org/)
LibriVox
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google (http://images.google.com/hosted/life)
LIFE/Google
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

LII: Legal Information Institute (http://www.law.cornell.edu/).
Cornell Law School.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Lives, the Biography Resource (http://amillionlives.com/).
Kenneth P. Lanxner.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.
 

Content of site has changed. (Noted 2006)

The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2008 (http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/)
Museum of the Moving Image
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Local Harvest (http://www.localharvest.org/)
LocalHarvest
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

LocalHikes (http://www.localhikes.com/)
LocalHikes, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009


The Making of America Project
(http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/ and http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/moa/index.html).
University of Michigan, Cornell University.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003.

MapLight (http://maplight.org)
Maplight.org
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/).
MapQuest.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.

Maps of War  (www.mapsofwar.com)
Maps of War
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

The Mark Twain Project Online (http://www.marktwainproject.org/)
"MTPO is produced by the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library in collaboration with the University of California Press; the site is hosted by UC Berkeley's Library Systems Office. During 2005-8 the California Digital Library collaborated in MTPO's creation and initial development."
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project (http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/).
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project / Stanford University.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000.

Math Forum (http://mathforum.org//)
Drexel University.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Martindale's "The Reference Desk" (http://www.martindalecenter.com/ ).
Jim Martindale.
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.

MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.com/).
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

MEDLINEplus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/).
National Library of Medicine
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism  (www.mipt.org)
Memorial Institute for the prevention of Terrorism
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

The Merck Manual Home Edition (http://www.merckhomeedition.com/).
Merck & Company, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

Merck Manuals (www.merckmanuals.com)
Merck and Company
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Measure 4 Measure (http://www.wolinskyweb.net/measure.htm).
Judi Wolinsky.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

Media History Digital Library (http://mediahistoryproject.org/)
Media History Digital Library
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Merriam-Webster Online (http://www.m-w.com)
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/)
CNET
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary  (http://www.xuezhongwen.net or  http://www.mdbg.net)
Dennis Vierkant, MDBG
Date reviewed: 2/28/07

MIT OpenCourseWarehttp://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm.
Massachusettes Institute of Technology
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Modern Language Association Language Map (http://www.mla.org/census_main).
Modern Language Association
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Monster (http://www.monster.com/).
TMP Worldwide
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

morgueFile (http://morguefile.com/)
Kevin and Michael Connors, Johannes Seemann
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Movie Review Query Engine (http://www.mrqe.com/).
Stewart M. Clamen. 
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Muckety - Exploring the paths of power and influence (http://news.muckety.com)
Muckety, LLC. Laurie Bennett, Gary Jacobson and John Decker.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

MyEnvironment (http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment/)
Environmental Protection Agency
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013 


NASA (http://www.nasa.gov/)
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

NASA Images (http://www.nasaimages.org)
NASA and the Internet Archive
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

National Archives and Records Administration: Office of the Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/index.html)
Office of the Federal Register
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

National Association of Counties (NACo) (http://www.naco.org/Pages/default.aspx)
National Association of Counties (NACo)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

National Atlas (http://www.nationalatlas.gov/)
United States Department of the Interior
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

National Centor for Children in Poverty (www.nccp.org)
National Center for Children in poverty Mailman School of  Public Health, Columbia Univ. 
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (http://nccam.nih.gov/)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (http://www.ncjrs.org/index.html)
U.S. Department of Justice
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

National Gardening Association (http://www.garden.org/)
National Gardening Association
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC.COM (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/)
National Geographic Society.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

National Institute of Mental Health  (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/)
National Institute of Mental Health
Date reviewed: 2/24/07

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://www.nih.gov)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Nationalissues.com (http://www.nationalissues.com/)
Nationalissues.com
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

Original web site no longer available. (Noted Jan 2005)

National Jukebox (www.loc.gov/jukebox)
Library of Congress
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

National Ocean Service (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

National Public Radio (www.npr.org)
National Public Radio
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

National Weather Service (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006.

NationMaster.com (http://www.nationmaster.com/)
NationMaster.com; Luke Metcalfe, Manager / Developer
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

NatureServe Explore  (http://www.natureserve.org/)
NatureServe
Date reviewed: 2/12/07

NCES: National Center for Education Statistics (http://nces.ed.gov/)
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog
(http://www.ndltd.org/browse.en.html)
NDLTD, OCLC, VTLS
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

News365 (http://www.news365.com/)
News365
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000 

NOTE: Web page no longer available. (Noted Feb 27, 2003)

NewspaperCat (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/hnccoll)
University of Florida; George A. Smathers Libraries
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Newspaper Map (http://newspapermap.com)
Great Name; Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Newseum | Today's Front Pages (http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/)
Newseum
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

New York Times Article Archives 1851-1995 (http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/nytimes/advancedsearch.html)
The New York Times Company; hosted by ProQuest Archiver
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005 

The New York Times on the Web (http://www.nytimes.com/)
The New York Times Company
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

NIST Chemistry WebBook (http://webbook.nist.gov/chemistry/)
P.J. Linstrom and W.G. Mallard, eds. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Nobel Foundation (http://www.nobel.se/)
The Nobel Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Nolo.com - law for all (http://www.nolo.com/)
Nolo Press
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

NoodleTools: Smart Tools for Smart Research (http://www.noodletools.com/).
Debbie Abilock, Librarian/Curriculum Coordinator, Damon Abilock, NoodleTools Web site design and development.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001.

NSSN National Resource for Global Standards (http://www.nssn.org/).
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Nutrition.gov (http://www.nutrition.gov/)
National Agricultural Library, Food and Nutrition Information Center
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

The NYPL Picture Collection Online (http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/)
The New York Public Library
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004
 


Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/)
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

OAIster (http://www.oaister.org/)
University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service (DLPS)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Office of Minority Health OMH  (www.omhrc.gov/)
U.S. Health and Human Services
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

The Official Academy Awards® Database
(http://www.oscars.org/awardsdatabase/index.html)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web (http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/subjects/stats/offstats/).
Rainer Wolcke, University of Auckland Library
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Old Maps Online (http://www.oldmapsonline.org)
The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

OneLook Dictionaries (http://www.onelook.com/)
Bob Ware, Study Technologies
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

OnHealth.Com (http://onhealth.com/)
OnHealth Network Company
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

The Online Books Page (http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/)
John Mark Ockerbloom, University of Pennsylvania
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Online! Citation Styles (http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html)
Bedford/St. Martin's
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

OnlineConversion.com (http://onlineconversion.com/)
Robert Fogt
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Open CRS (http://opencrs.com/)
Open CRS, Center for Democracy & Technology
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Open Culture: The Best Free Cultural & Educational Media on the Web (www.openculture.com)
Open Culture
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Open Library (http://openlibrary.org/)
Internet Archive
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Opensecrets.org (http://www.opensecrets.org/)
The Center for Responsive Politics
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

Open States: Discover Politics in Your State (http://openstates.org/)
Sunlight Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law | A multimedia archive of the Supreme Court of the United States (www.oyez.org)
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012
 


Papal Encyclicals Online (http://www.papalencyclicals.net/)
Papal Encyclicals Online
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Paralysis.org  (http://www.paralysis.org)
Christopher and Dana Reeve Occupational Resource Center
Date reviewed: 3/3/06 (edited 4/12/07)

PDRhealthtm (http://pdrhealth.com/)
Thomson Reuters
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html)
General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

Perseus Digital Library (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/)
Perseus Project, Department of the Classics, Tufts University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Peterson's Planner (http://www.petersons.com)
Thomson Peterson
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Pew Internet & American Life (http://www.pewinternet.org/)
Pew Research Center.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Pew Social & Demographic Trends (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/)
Pew Research Center
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Picture History (http://www.picturehistory.com/)
Kunhardt Productions
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Plant Information Online (http://plantinfo.umn.edu/)
Richard T. Isaacson and  Katherine Allen, University of Minnesota Libraries
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Plants Database (http://plants.usda.gov/)
National Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

PLoL: Public Library of Law (www.plol.org/Pages/Search.aspx)
Fastcase
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

The Poetry Tool (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poetrytool.html)
The Poetry Foundation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Political Graveyard (http://politicalgraveyard.com)
Lawrence Ketenbaum
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

PollingReport.com: Public Opinion Online (http://www.pollingreport.com/).
The Polling Report, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

POTUS: Presidents of the United States (http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/)
Internet Public Library/School of Information University of Michigan
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Practical Money Skills – Financial Literacy for Everyone (www.practicalmoneyskills.com)
Visa
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

ProCon.org – Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues (http://www.procon.org/)
ProCon.org
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

 

Project Gutenberg (www.promo.net/pg/)
Michael Hart
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Project Vote Smart (http://www.vote-smart.org/)
Project Vote Smart
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

PubChem (http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Public Library of Science (http://www.plos.org/)
Public Library of Science
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

 

PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/)
National Library of Medicine.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005.

The Pulitzer Prizes (http://www.pulitzer.org/)
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/)
The Online Writing Lab, English Department, Purdue University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

 



Radio-Locator (http://www.radio-locator.com/)
Theodric Technologies LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

REALTOR.com (http://www.realtor.com/)
National Association of Realtors
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Recalls.gov (http://www.recalls.gov)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Refdesk.com (http://www.refdesk.com/)
Refdesk.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Relief Web  (http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc100?OpenForm)
ReliefWeb/OCHA
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Research and Documentation Online (http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/)
Bedford/St. Martin's Press
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Resource Discovery Network (http://www.rdn.ac.uk/)
RDNC, coordinated by staff from UKOLN (University of Bath) and Kings College London
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

RootsWeb.com (http://www.rootsweb.com/)
MyFamily.com
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/)
IGN Entertainment
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

RxList: The Internet Drug Index (http://rxlist.com/)
Neil Sandow, Parm D
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999.
 


SAH Archipedia: Classic Buildings (http://sah-archipedia.org/)
Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

SchoolMatters (http://www.schoolmatters.com)
Standard and Poors, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Science Daily Magazine (http://www.sciencedaily.com/)
Dan Hogan, Editor
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business (http://www.score.org/)
SCORE Association
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Scout Report Signpost (http://www.signpost.org)
Internet Scout Project
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

NOTE: Web page no longer available.

Search Engine Watch (searchenginewatch.com)
Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

Search jake (jointly administered knowledge environment)
(http://mercury.lib.sfu.ca/~tholbroo/sfujake/search.cgi)
Todd Holbrook, Simon Fraser University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

SeatGuru  (http://www.seatguru.com/)
SeatGuru.com Inc.
Date reviewed: 3/11/06 (edited 4/16/07)

Shodor.org A national resource for computational science education (http://www.shodor.org)
Shodor Foundation
Date reviewed: 3/4/07

SkyscraperPage (http://skyscraperpage.com/)
SkyscraperPage.com
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

SmallStep.gov  (http://www.smallstep.gov/index.html)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Date reviewed: 3/04/07

Smithsonian Institution  (http://www.si.edu)
Smithsonian Institution
Date Reviewed: 3/17/06 (edited 4/12/07)

Son of Citation Machine  (http://citationmachine.net/)
David Warlick & The Landmark Project
Date reviewed: 2/24/07

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (www.albany.edu/sourcebook)
University of Albany, Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgement (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sources/)
Dartmouth College
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

Sparknotes (http://www.sparknotes.com/)
Barnes & Noble Learning Network
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Special Issues Index (http://www.hillsearch.org/special_issues.cfm)
James J. Hill Reference Library
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Speech Accent Archive (http://accent.gmu.edu)
Steven H. Weinberger, Associate Professor and Director of Linguistics in the Department of English at George Mason University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Sperling's BestPlaces (http://www.bestplaces.net/)
Bert Sperling
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

Sports Reference (http://www.sports-reference.com/)
Sports Reference, LLC.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/)
Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

StartSpot Network (http://www.startspot.com/)
StartSpot MediaWorks, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

State and Local Government on the Net: A guide to government sponsored Internet sites (http://www.statelocalgov.net/)
Piper Resources
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

State Agency Database (http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases)
Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) / ALA 
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

State of Working America (http://stateofworkingamerica.org/)
Economic Policy Institute
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

State Tax Forms and Filing Options (http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/default.php?lnk=2)
Federation of Tax Administrators
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Statistical Resources on the Web (http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/statsnew.html)
Grace York, University of Michigan Library Documents Center
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

STATS: We check out the numbers behind the news (http://www.stats.org/)
Statistical Assessment Service – STATS
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Still Tasty (http://www.stilltasty.com/)
StillTasty, LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

The Straight Dope (http://www.straightdope.com/).
Cecil Adams, The Chicago Reader.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

The Supreme Court Database (http://scdb.wustl.edu)
Washington University in St Louis School of Law
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010
 


Taking the Mystery out of Retirement Planning (www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/nearretirement.html)
Department of Labor
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

TechEncyclopedia (http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/)
TechWeb Network, CMP Media LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading (http://www.ted.com/)
TED Conferences LLC
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Telephone Directories on the Web (http://www.infobel.com/teldir/)
Robert Hoare, creator and Webmaster; a service of Infobel (Brussels)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

Test Reviews Online (http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp)
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet (http://thomas.loc.gov/)
Library of Congress
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

ThomasRegister (http://www.thomasregister.com/)
Thomas Publishing Company
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy (www.360financialliteracy.org)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Time Magazine (www.time.com/)
Time Magazine and CNN
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Timeline of Art History (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Topozone.com (http://www.topozone.com/)
Maps a la Carte, Inc. & US Geological Survey
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Traffic.com (http://www.traffic.com/)
Traffic.com, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Database (www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces)
Emory University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

Transportation Security Administration Area for Travelers (www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm/)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Traveler's Health (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Travlang (http://www.travlang.com/)
The Travlang Company
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

Trip Advisor  (http://www.tripadvisor.com)
Expedia, Inc
Date reviewed: 3/04/07

TV.com (http://www.tv.com/)
John Nestoriak, Collaborative Content LLC; CNET Networks
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005
 


Unbound Bible (http://unbound.biola.edu/)
Biola University
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

UNdata: A world of information (http://data.un.org) 
United Nations Statistics Division
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://www.uis.unesco.org/)
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

United States Postal Service (http://www.usps.com/)
United States Postal Service
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

The Universal Currency Converter (http://www.xe.com/ucc/)
XE Corporation
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

University of Michigan Documents Center (http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/)
Grace York, University of Michigan
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

UNT Libraries: CyberCemetery Home (http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/)
University of North Texas Libraries & U.S. Government Printing Office
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Urban Legends Reference Pages (http://www.snopes.com)
Barbara and David P. Mikkelson
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

UrbanRail.Net (http://www.urbanrail.net/)
Robert Schwandl
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/)
United States Department of Commerce
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2001

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov) 
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

U.S. Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov/)
United States Copyright Office
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

U.S. Department of State: Travel (http://www.state.gov/travel) 
U.S. Department of State
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (www.va.gov/)
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

U.S. Economy at a Glance (http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.us.htm)
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/)
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

U.S. Naval Observatory. Astronomical Applications Department: Data Services (http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data)
U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (http://www.uspto.gov/)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Reviewed March 2003

 


The Valley of the Shadow (http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/)
Edward L. Ayers.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Video ETA (http://videoeta.com/)
VideoETA, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

VideoLectures.NET (http://videolectures.net/)
VideoLectures.NET
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

Virtual Garden Time/Life Plant Encyclopedia (http://www.vg.com/)
Time/Life Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

(NOTE: site content changed. No longer free.)

Visual Dictionary Online (http://visual.merriam-webster.com)
QA International/Merriam-Webster
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008

Vocabulary.com/Dictionary (www.vocabulary.com/dictionary)
Thinkmap, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Volunteer Match (http://www.volunteermatch.org/)
Volunteer Match
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008
 


Weather.Com (http://www.weather.com/)
Weather Channel Enterprises, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2000

Weather Underground (http://www.weatherunderground.com/)
The Weather Underground, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2003

Web Gallery of Art (http://www.wga.hu/index.html)
Emil Krén and Dániel Marx
Reviwed: MARS Best 2013

WebElements Periodic Table (http://www.webelements.com/)
Mark Winter, University of Sheffield Dept. of Chemistry
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

WebMD Health (http://www.webmd.com/)
WebMD, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2006

Webopedia (http://www.pcwebopedia.com/)
INT Media Group, Inc.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

What Should I Read Next? (http://whatshouldireadnext.com/)
Thoughtplay Ltd
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Where to find MSDS [Materials Safety Data Sheets] on the Internet
(http://www.ilpi.com/msds/index.html)
Dr. Rob Toreki, Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated
Reviewed: MARS Best 2004

Whichbook (http://www.openingthebook.com/whichbook/)
Opening the Book
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

The White House (http:// www.whitehouse.gov/)
The White House
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

Who's alive and who's dead  (http://www.wa-wd.com/)
David Carson
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

WikiArt: Visual Art Encyclopedia (www.wikiart.org)
WikiArt
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

WikiLeaks (http://mirror.wikileaks.info)
WikiLeaks
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)
Nupedia.Com.
Reviewed: MARS Best 2005

Wikitravel – The Free Travel Guide (http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page)
Wikitravel.org
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

Wolfram|Alpha (http://www.wolframalpha.com/)
WolframAlpha
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

Woodall's North American Campground Directory (http://www.woodalls.com/)
Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory
Reviewed: MARS Best 2015

Wordnik: All the Words (http://www.wordnik.com)
CEO and Co-Founder is Erin McKean, previously editor in chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

WordReference.com (http://www.wordreference.com)
WordReference.com, Michael Kellogg
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus (http://www.wordsmyth.net/)
Wordsmyth Collaboratory
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/)
World Bank
Reviewed: MARS Best 2013

WorldCat  (http://worldcat.org)
Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2007

Worlddatabank (http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx)
World Bank
Reviewed: MARS Best 2012

World Digital Library (http://www.wdl.org)
Hosted by the Library of Congress with the Support of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Reviewed: MARS Best 2010

World Factbook (http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/)
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Reviewed: MARS Best 1999

World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/)
World Health Organization
Reviewed: MARS Best 2009

World-newspapers.com (http://world-newspapers.com/)
Marius Kazokaitis, Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed: MARS Best 2002

Worldometers (http://www.worldometers.info)
The Real Time Statistics Project
Reviewed: MARS Best 2011

World Public Opinion (www.worldpublicopinion.org)
Program on International Policy Attitudes
Reviewed: MARS Best 2014

 



XRefer.com (http://www.xrefer.com/)
Xrefer.com, Inc.; content from various commercial publishers
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001

(NOTE: Site content changed. No longer free)



Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com)
Yahoo
Reviewed: MARS Best 2008
 


yourDictionary.com (http://www.yourdictionary.com/)
Dr. Robert Beard, and an Advisory Council of Experts
Reviewed: MARS Best 2001
 

   
Zillow.com  (http://www.zillow.com/)
Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink
Date reviewed: 3/11/06 (edited 4/12/07)