St. Louis Fed Web Site Recognized as One of "Best Free Reference Sites"


ST. LOUIS — An economic information web site created and maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Research Division Library has been recognized as one of 26 "Best Free Reference Sites" by the Machine Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the American Library Association. The MARS group studies virtual reference services and other types of new technology that affect library reference and research departments.

Called Liber8 (, the site offers centralized access to free online economic materials, databases and web sites for international, national and regional information, highlighting current economic research and indicators. MARS called the site "an indispensable portal to economic information."

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