The Worldbuilding Internet Library is a directory of web resources for fantasy writers and other people who make art about imaginary or historical places.
Whether you’re looking for an overview of how climate works or an exhaustive discussion of eighteenth-century undergarments, you can use the Worldbuilding Internet Library’s collection of web resources to aide you in creating rich, realistic settings.
All resources are selected and evaluated by a library science graduate and novelist (me). Frustrated with unreliable Google searches and the discovery that there is not actually a Wikipedia article about everything, this collection started as a personal research library to supplement trips to the brick-and-mortar variety.
Grabbed this link from the LJ little_details community which is AMAZINGLY helpful for sorting out, well, little details in stories. They’ve told me how much blood you can get out of one-year-old sheep, info on policing in London prior to Peel’s Acts, how to figure out how much weight hot air can support, and helped me dig up a list of historical toponyms in Germany, for all of which I will be eternally grateful. If you don’t have an LJ with which to join the community, you’ll probably still find the site above chock-full of helpful and utterly fascinating information.