There are reference sites, and then there’s refdesk.com.
I was always fascinated by the reference desk at my school or local
library. There were always hundreds of books, encyclopedias and other
materials that you could find in that one special place.
Refdesk.com is the internet version of exactly that. Just like the
library version, I could spend hours browsing the various materials
that refdesk.com points to.
Refdesk.com is a “portal” site, which means that its primary purpose in life is to list other sites that contain reference information. That may not seem like much, until you actually take a look at the thousands of incredibly valuable reference links that refdesk.com includes. These are both resources you’ve probably heard of, and many more – just as valuable – that you likely haven’t. Heck, whether you’ve heard of them or not, if you’re like me just remembering all these resources when you need them can be a trick that refdesk.com solves quite nicely.
Refdesk.com is well organized, and all links are actually reviewed (by a real person!) prior to being added. To quote: “On the Internet since 1995, refdesk indexes and reviews quality, credible, and timely reference resources that are free and family-friendly.”
The internet has always held a promise of “free information for everyone” that somehow seems to fall short as we find questionable sources, misleading information, and all too often just plain junk. Refdesk.com, on the other hand, delivers on the internet’s promise by including free, trusted, authoritative and legitimate resources – all in one place.
Refdesk.com is free, supported by advertising and donations. For donations over a certain amount, you can get access to an ad-free version of the site.
If you’re looking for facts, information, answers, or just think “there’s gotta be an on-line reference for that”, then refdesk.com is the place to go.
I recommend it.