General Reference Resources

Encyclopędia Britannica - public edition
In addition to a searchable version of the complete Encyclopędia Britannica, this site also includes selected Web sites, magazines and  books.
Encyclopędia Britannica - academic edition
Subscription version - requires password

Telephones and post

UK Directory Enquiries
Searchable online phone books from
Please note that unregistered users are entitled to only 5 free searches a day on this site.
Telephone directories on the Web
International list of the telephone directories available on the Web.
Post Office
Information about stamps, postage rates postcodes and other postal services. Now requires registration for access to postcode information.


The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site
Brings together information about National and bank holidays around the world.


Web elements
The periodic table with thousands of graphics showing elements
structures and periodic properties. Written by Mark Winter of the University of Sheffield
Unit converter
Provides appropriate conversions between a whole range of units
Met. Office
The weather and weather services


UK Sensitive map (University of Wolverhampton)
Clickable map, with the ability to go directly to a particular information resource, such as undergraduate prospectus, Library or Students' Union. Now pretty horribly out of date - probably better using a general search engine!


The Charity Commission for England and Wales
Including a searchable version of the Register of Charities
Charity Choice
The encyclopaedia of charities on the Internet

General Guides to Web information

Yahoo's subject tree of Web resources
Google's directory of resources
HERO's guide to Reference and subject resources

This site belongs to: Chris Porter. Birmingham, UK. Created: 12 March 2004 [Last updated:27 April 2004]