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Volunteer experts answer all your questions.
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- United Kingdom based question and answer site with weather,
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Fee based program to ask a physician for opinions related to medical
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•Ask a Librarian
- Electronic reference library combining resources of the UK's public
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The Space Scientist - Ask a question and check out the extensive
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Lab Virtual Tutor
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Chicago Manual of Style FAQ
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•Dr. Phil - Official site
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Educator's Reference Desk Archives
- A sample collection of responses to questions that were sent to the
AskERIC service between 1992-2003. These responses may include ERIC
citations, Internet sites, discussion groups, and/or print resource
information. These archive responses are no longer being updated.
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and for the American and international student.
Experts Exchange - Multilingual experts offer their feedback on
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- A list of library sites which have forms for submitting questions by
email. Some have archives of previous questions and answers.
International University (FL) - Email or chat with a FIU Reference
Library of Philadelphia (PA) - The Free Library of Philadelphia
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•Go Ask Alice
- Question and answers on many topics, with a health focus. From
Columbia University's Health Education Program, with a searchable
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researchers answer your questions on any topic for a fee.
Grammar Curmudgeon - An editor and English professor answers
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•How Things Work
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Anyone can post a question and anyone can answer.
•Internet Public Library
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providers of information. Experts get paid by charging fees for their
(KS) - This statewide virtual reference project serves Kansas
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•Kasamba - Gives users
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City Public Library (MO) - Email form for asking reference
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Public Library (KY) - Information Station is an online live
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Virtual Library (KY) - Online form to submit questions to the
librarians at the Kentucky Virtual Library.
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Provides help to children in Canada on a variety of issues, such as
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people. Provided via email by libraries and museums in Lapland. In
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•Library of Congress (DC)
- An online reference service (via email) from the Library of Congress.
Live chat available for certain subject areas.
•Literacy Matters -
Literacy training and resources, lesson plans, advice, and news.
Public Library (TN)
- Nashville librarians provide reference services via phone or email.
Also chat live with a librarian with video, audio, and co-browsing
Library Board of Singapore - Electronic reference source providing
brief factual answers or pointers to more in-depth information.
Library of Scotland - Global, web-based reference service from the
National Library of Scotland.
•New York State
Library (NY) - Guidelines for users submitting reference questions
to the New York State Library via email.
Gresham Library (TX) - Online reference services (email and chat)
for students, faculty, and staff of Sam Houston State University, TX.
•Nadlan Info - Panel of
construction experts responds to questions about civil engineering,
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•NEWTON Bulletin Board
- Ask-a-scientist service designed for K-12 teachers and their students
- operated by the Argonne Nat'l. Laboratory, Div. of Educational
- Ask Experts Physics and Astronomy Questions - Ask questions and
check out the archives, organized by topic.
Public Library (RI) - Answers to brief, factual questions and
assistance with search strategies via a web form.
Monica Public Library (CA) - Librarians at Santa Monica Public will
answer questions via email or fax.
Questions & Answers - Expert responses to questions on biology,
chemistry, geology, and other branches of science.
•ScienceNet - A
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in explaining complex topics in everyday language. Search the online
database of previously answered questions. If you can't find an answer
then send your question via e-mail.
Public Library (WA) - Seattle Public Library's Quick Information
Center offers phone, email and live chat reference service.
Minnesota State University Library - During the academic year,
reference librarians are willing to answer short reference questions by
Library of Tasmania - Form for submitting a reference enquiry to
the State Reference Service in Tasmania.
- A networking resource for reference questions that have people, in
essence, stumped. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science at Dominican University, Stumpers-L was founded as
an email-based resource where reference librarians can help each other
find the answers to difficult questions, but anyone can join.
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•Since You Ask
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•Students Only -
Site answers specific academic questions for students at any level in
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•UKExpert - A
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•Wondir - This nonprofit
service combines metasearch with answers from experts. Results are
served in panels: related web sites, news groups, news articles, people
to ask, and questions with answers.
•The Writer's BBS: International
Writers Community - Offers free homepages for authors and poets.
Chat online with writers, or post questions in the writers' forum.
Science Help- Ask questions about biology, physics and chemistry.
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