My Reference Desk

Look it up

Libraryspot - dictionaries, maps, encyclopaedias, quotations, acronyms, poetry, help with grammar,� masses of information of all kinds, and links to many more very useful sites.

Ask an expert

General queries�- ask�a live expert anything - you choose the right expert to answer your query.
Computer help� 5 Star Support has been providing free online computer support for nearly 5 years.

Hoaxes and viruses

Check on Hoax emails at Snopes

You can do an online virus scan at Housecall�, to make sure your anti-virus software is doing its job

Maths and Science

Dr Math� is the place to go for maths queries!

For your scientific questions, go to Mad Scientist


The Web Gallery of Art� is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (1150-1800), currently containing over 12,100 reproductions. Commentaries on pictures, biographies of artists are available.

Fabulous photography�- Stunning pictures from around the world.

Mark Harden's Artchive - wonderful reproductions of hundreds of beloved works of art.


Online Newspapers - this is an EXCELLENT site, where you can choose from 10,000 newspapers! Simply nominate which country you want and you will then have a choice of papers from that country.

Various Sites

Hints and Tips - look up hints and tips about EVERTYHING.
How Stuff Works - a very interesting site where you can find out how things work - have a look!
Currency Converter - convert any currency to any other - daily adjustments.
World Time Zone Map - a useful and interesting site.
Multimap - the leading site for maps and travel directions on the web.
T-Mail - send an email to your friend in France, with a copy to this service - they translate to French and send your friend the translation.


Not Good Enough�for complaints about Australian companies.
Where is...�- find your way from A to B.

Brisbane Sites

The Library� - Choose your books and order them online.

Brisbane Seniors Online�- Excellent resource for Brisbane seniors.

Brisbane City Council links - Lots of useful information

Queensland weather forecasts - Plan your picnic!

Weather radar�- Watch for storms coming.

Lightning Tracker�- Useful Energex site to keep an eye on.