The following links will take you to a selection of high-quality "ready reference" resources for fast facts and other frequently requested information. The majority of links are for freely accessible resources on the public web.
Almanacs and Yearbooks
Biography and Genealogy
Databases and Directories
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Government Publications/Forms and Legal Information
Maps, Atlases, and Geography
Newspapers, Journals, Online Books, and Writing