Bypass Google - Reference tools you need, no search required

It's so easy to enter your search term in Google and see what shakes out. It's also a serious time waster and when you want results without culling though the spam links, it's better to go hunting with a rifle and get exactly what you want. Here are some reference sites put together to help you be a sharpshooter and get the job done, hopefully a lot faster.

Bartleby - find fabulous quotes fast. Also contains poetry for easy reference.

Scholarpedia - articles written by experts and peer reviewed.

Citzendium - Still in beta, a wiki whose authors use their real names.

- a fast way to search Wikipedia.

Encyclopedia Brittanica - an oldie but still goodie. Authoritative texts you can rely on.

Fed Stats - full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.

Geo Hive - a statistic website filled mostly with population statistics of regions, countries, provinces and cities.

Book Rags - a compendium of literature summaries, ebooks, biographies, literary criticism, and essays, sourced from 20 education databases.

Math World - all things mathematics - billed as the web's most extensive math resource.

These should get you started on your journey to getting what you want fast, without wasting all your time in search mode. If you have other favorite resources, please share them with us in the comments section.

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