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When we asked Massachusetts librarians, "What's the free web info resource you find most useful?" they said...

What's your go-to, possibly off-the-map site?

This LibGuide is a collaboration of reference librarians across Massachusetts. This guide brings together free internet reference sources. This list is constantly growing and changing, and relies on its users to keep it robust and relevant. Please use the forms on this site, or email the guide facilitator directly to report omissions or suggest sites. Happy searching.

Quality Control your information

General use sources

What would I ever use this for?

"What would I ever use this for?" is a series of short videos offering a quick dive into reference resources found on this guide. Get a quick tour of the resources and helpful hints on how the information contained might be helpful to you, the Reference Librarian.

Online Instruction

Presentation and teaching tools

Politics & elections

Subject Guide