Thursday, April 16, 2009

Alabama Encyclopedia Named Top Free Resource

Congratulations to the Encyclopedia of Alabama ( for being listed by Library Journal as one of the top 12 free reference resources available online.

According to Library Journal, The Encylopedia of Alabama is "an excellent example of a well-designed site on the history, culture, and geography of a U.S. state. Developed by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University, it includes enhanced multimedia content. Use the site to search for the “Selma to Montgomery March” of 1965, or look for information on To Kill a Mockingbird, set in fictional Maycomb between 1932 and 1935." Information taken from the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department is also included as a part of the Encylopedia.

The other eleven free reference sites are:

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project: Lincoln/Net
The Alfred Russel Wallace Page
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online
Documenting the American South
Earth Portal
Economic Indicators; Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection
MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine
Poetry Foundation

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