Xrefer.com, excerpted from xrefer.com
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Xrefer.com has been enjoying great reviews in the media. Here's what the experts have to say:
"Guides the researcher to the most relevant information related to his or her research."
—Norm Desmarais, Against The Grain journal
"xreferplus is a librarian's dream and a student's delight... It is easy and fun to use, intuitive, lots of links, fast even when downloading pictures, of which there are 66,000 in the database."
—Dr. Anthony Hugh Thompson, Chair of the Judging Panel for the CILIP Reference Awards 2003
"A vast, ever-growing and stylishly designed interlinked reference library... Both useful and beautiful."
"May well become the killer app in the ready reference category... Will surely rise to the top of every library's reference links."
"The beautifully simple search page will be a welcome sight to a generation that has grown up on Google... The ability to perform cross reference searching across a large reference collection is liberating and powerful."
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