Ask-A: Question and Answer Sources
Sometimes the best way to get an answer is to ask someone.
Ask Someone in the Business: Directories of Experts:
- All Experts - Experts in various categories offer to answer your questions
- Ask A+ Locator
- Ask an Expert Page - Experts in all subjects answer your questions
- Keen - Have an expert call you
- Pitsco's Ask an Expert - Links to expert sites
Ask a Group: Directories of Associations:
- Gateway to Associations (American Society of Association Executives)
- Associations on the Net (Internet Public Library)
- Scholarly Societies Project (University of Waterloo)
- Windows to Culture - International, national, and nonprofit cultural organizations (UNESCO)
Ask a Librarian:
Ask Others on the Internet:
Some of these sites have a searchable archive of past questions.
- Ask Metafilter
- Google Answers - Users answer each other's questions — for a price agreed upon by questioner and answerer. However, you can browse the archive of answers for free.
- I Love Everything
- Quora - Collaborative site that aims "to have each question page become the best possible resource for someone who wants to know about the question"
- Yahoo Answers - Users answer each other's questions; browsable archive of answers
Archives of Questions and Answers:
- Fugitive Fact Files, where librarians save answers to reference questions
If someone's asked your question before, you may find the answer at one of these sites.