Want to know who is the best when it comes to the world’s reference websites?
We’ve compiled the list complements of Amazon-owned, Alexa but we really figured that the list missed some really notable reference sites so in the spirit of an important award ceremony, we’ll start by hat tipping our fantastic runner-ups.
Here are (drum roll)…
THE TOP 10 HONORABLE MENTIONS…
- Google Earth – which is a desktop app but has recently been promised its own website so it kinda qualifies
- Ted – which is a small non-profit dedicated to the spread of good ideas
- Open Yale Courses – or try Stanford or Harvard tuition for nothing, nada, zip.
- About.com – find out about almost absolutely anything.
- Librarians Internet Index – for information you can trust, compiled by librarians for the world to enjoy.
- Gary Price’s List of Lists – A database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet.
- Ancestry.com – My great, great, great grandfather is on ancestry.com (true story). It is an awesome resource for figuring out the secrets of your family’s past.
- Ref Desk – Fact checker for the Internet. I also really like Internet World Stats.
- Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names – Look up (almost) anywhere in the world.
- Universal Currency Converter – Convert anything to anything to figure out what it’s worth.