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February 2003


RefDesk
Robust site that offers to be your "reference desk" on the Web!
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Advanced, Professional

http://www.refdesk.com/

CONTENT:
Refdesk is a free and family-friendly Internet reference site containing more than 20,000 links on 500+ pages.
AESTHETICS:
The site has a bare minimum of graphics, few ads and a policy that allows no pop-ups. Two homepage options are available, one for dial-up and another for faster connections.
ORGANIZATION:
The site is navigated with links arranged by category on the main page of the site. There is a link to site accessibility in the upper right corner of the page for those who need help. There is a massive number of links all on the main page that makes the site a little overwhelming to the novice.
REVIEW:
Created and maintained by Bob Drudge, this site is a huge repository of reference and research links. Included links meet the site criteria and are considered to be family friendly, timely, and accurate. In addition to the directory of reference and research links, the site offers free mailings of the "Site of the Day" and the "Thought of the Day", links to anti pop-up ads and anti-SPAM tools and Ask Bob, a free research assistance service. This is a must visit site for your online research.
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02/21/2003