Wikipedia:List of online reference desks

This page and its 10 subpages are designed to supplement Wikipedia:Reference desk and its seven subpages. These 11 pages can have a number of uses.

  • They provide a list of alternative places for Wikipedia visitors to ask questions.
  • They provide a list of resources to help Wikipedia respondents to find answers to questions.
  • They provide a means to assist Wikipedians and others in comparing the quality of reference service provided in different places.

The following points are useful to anyone consulting this list.


See alsoEdit


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Additional resourcesEdit

Articles about online reference desksEdit

Change detection and notificationEdit

(See also: Change detection and notification, Category:Change detection and notification.)

Copyright and plagiarismEdit

(See also: Copyright, Category:Copyright law, Plagiarism, Category:Plagiarism.)

Digital librariesEdit

(See also: List of digital library projects, Category:Digital libraries.)

Digital libraries of websites by Dewey Decimal numberEdit

Digital library categories in general web directoriesEdit

Directories not in EnglishEdit

Directories of alternative mediaEdit

(See also: Category:Alternative media.)

Directories of blogsEdit

(See also: List of blogs, Category:Blogs.)

Directories of booksEdit

(See also: Lists of books, Category:Books, Category:Lists of books, Category:Book websites, Category:E-book suppliers.)

Directories of conferencesEdit

(See also: Category:Conferences.)

Directories of dictionaries and glossariesEdit

(See also: Lists of dictionaries, Category:Dictionaries, Portal:Contents/Glossaries, Category:Glossaries, Category:Wikipedia glossaries.)

Directories of dissertationsEdit

(See also: Thesis.)

Directories of documentary filmsEdit

(See also: List of documentary films, Category:Documentary films.)

Directories of educational videosEdit

(See also: List of educational video websites, Category:Educational video websites.)

Directories of forumsEdit

(See also: List of Internet forums, Category:Internet forums.)

Directories of librariesEdit

(See also: List of libraries, Category:Libraries.)

Directories of magazinesEdit

(See also: Lists of magazines, Category:Magazines.)

Directories of mobile websitesEdit

(See also: Category:Mobile web.)

Directories of museumsEdit

(See also: List of museums, Category:Museums, .museum.)

Directories of newspapersEdit

(See also: Lists of newspapers, Category:Newspapers.)

Directories of open-access journalsEdit

(See also: Academic journal, Open access journal, Category:Academic journals, Category:Lists of academic journals.)

Directories of OpenCourseWareEdit

(See also: Category:OpenCourseWare.)

Directories of photo-sharing websitesEdit

(See also: List of photo sharing websites, Category:Photo sharing.)

Directories of podcastsEdit

(See also: List of podcatchers, Category:Podcasting.)

Directories of radio stationsEdit

(See also: List of radio stations, Category:Radio stations, Category:Radio spectrum.)

Directories of repositoriesEdit

(See also: Repository (publishing), Category:Archival science.)

Directories of search enginesEdit

(See also: List of search engines, Category:Internet search engines.)

Directories of telephone numbersEdit

(See also: Category:Telephone numbers.)

Directories of web directoriesEdit

(See also: List of web directories, Category:Web directories.)

Directories of web feedsEdit

(See also: Web feed, RSS.)

Directories of wikisEdit

(See also: List of wikis, Category:Wikis.)

Directories of wireless access pointsEdit

(See also: Hotspot (Wi-Fi), Category:Wireless access points.)

Directories of world recordsEdit

(See also: Category:Superlatives, World record, Category:World records.)

Directories, miscellaneous (one of each type)Edit

Distraction onlineEdit

(See also: Attention, Distraction, Human multitasking.)

Evaluating information and sourcesEdit

(See also: List of fallacies, Category:Logical fallacies, List of hoaxes, Category:Hoaxes, List of common misconceptions, Category:Error, List of cognitive biases, Category:Cognitive biases, List of memory biases, Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources.)


(See also: List of Google products, Category:Google.)

Internet factsEdit

(See also: Internet, Category:Internet, World Wide Web, Category:World Wide Web.)

Internet statisticsEdit

(See also: Global Internet usage, Category:Internet by country, Domain Name System, Category:Domain Name System.)

Lists of web resourcesEdit

(See also: Lists of websites, Category:Websites.)

Mirrors and forks of WikipediaEdit

(These links represent a brief selection of languages. Additional languages are listed in the left column on each of these pages.)

Miscellaneous links (one of each type)Edit

(See also: Wikipedia:List of free online resources.)

Morse codeEdit

(See also: Category:Morse code.)

Praise and criticismEdit

(See also: Corrective feedback, Category:Educational assessment and evaluation.)

Researching onlineEdit

(See also: Internet research, Category:World Wide Web.)

Researching with WikipediaEdit

(See also: Reliability of Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Citing Wikipedia, Category:Wikipedia.)

Search engines (academic)Edit

(See also: List of academic databases and search engines.)

Search engines for booksEdit

Search engines for PDF filesEdit

(See also: Portable Document Format.)

Search engines for similar websitesEdit

Search engines for Twitter feedsEdit

(See also: Twitter, Category:Twitter.)

Search engines for Twitter usersEdit

Search engines, miscellaneous (one of each type)Edit

(See also: List of search engines, Category:Internet search engines.)

Tweet analyticsEdit

Web analyticsEdit

(See also: Web analytics, List of web analytics software, Category:Web analytics.)

Web archivesEdit

(See also: List of Web archiving initiatives, Category:Web archiving initiatives.)

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