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Quick reference sources – University of Reading

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Quick reference sources

Selected resources for answering basic enquiries.



  • Royal Mail - find full addresses from the postcode, and postcodes for addresses

Biographical information

  • HighlyCited - a gateway to the most influential scientists and scholars

Business directories

Careers and course information

  • Prospects - guide to graduate jobs, careers and postgraduate study
  • UCAS - online guide to Higher Education courses - allows searching by course, college or university


  • - online conversions between different metrics of length, weight, temperature, pressure, energy, frequency and more

Facts and figures

  • Wolfram|Alpha - a computational knowledge engine that provides facts and figures, and performs calculations. For example, it can solve an algebraic equation, find co-ordinates for a city, find the formula for a chemical, and lots more


Telephone numbers

Translation services


  • GoEuro - travel search tool that compares plane, train, bus and car rental options to local destinations
  • National Rail Enquiries
  • raileasy - use to find train times and the cheapest fare

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