• gary

    Chris:
    Just like to point out that in addition to Yahoo Answers and services similar to it, libraries from around the world offer FREE, 24×7, remotely accessible services where you chat one-on-one with a professional librarian or subject expert. They can not only help you find use material “on” the web but also lead you to fee-based databases that many libraries offer for free without having to visit the library.

    In this post,
    http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/09/05/virtual-reference-for-non-librarians

    we talk about several of these services, including national services in Australia and the U.K.

    We also discuss expert powered Q&A services that are included in the AskA+ Locator.
    http://www.vrd.org/locator/alphalist.shtml