Reference in the Best of the Web UK Directory



Instant postcode finder service; find any address from a postcode or a postcode from any address.

Association for Information Management

Membership association for people who manage information and knowledge in organizations, who are not necessarily librarians. ASLIBInfo

The British Library

National library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.

British Standards

Database of standards published by the British Standards Institution. Includes purchase options but many members of public libraries have free access via their county library websites.


Gives access to 150 experts on a variety of topics, available to answer questions and offer advice by phone.

Guinness World Records

Interactive site allowing users to look up records, and explore a wealth of content, as well as finding out how to set a record. gwrnews

International Society for Knowledge Organisation

Promotes the theory and practice of organising knowledge and information and has a membership of active knowledge management professionals. iskouk

Key to English Place Names

University of Nottingham project which enables users to search for the meaning of any place name in England.

Phrase Finder

Contains detailed information on the origin and meanings of thousands of English sayings, phrases and idioms. Includes a discussion forum. aphraseaweek

The Rudiments of Wisdom

Features thousands of cartoons by British cartoonist and engineer Tim Hunkin, offering wisdom and explanations for just about everything, from angels to zinc.

Said What

Provides an extensive collection of quotes for all occasions.

Society of Indexers

Professional organisation for British and Irish indexers; includes news, publications and information on meetings and conferences. indexers

Who's Who

Promotes the Who's Who directory, containing biographies of "everyone who's anyone" in British society. Includes a history of the publication, list of new entries and advice for those charged with writing the biography entries. ukwhoswho

Yahoo! Answers UK and Ireland

Ask questions on a wide range of topics and help others by answering their questions.

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