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I have heard back from regarding my inquiry about the list of "over 
100+ reference sources" used to compile their information for their website.  At 
this point, we are looking at only 96 reference sources left to be provided...if 
you count Wikipedia as a "reliable reference" to be used.

I have written back to request a detailed list of their reference sources, since I 
couldn't possibly figure out what was being used based upon the information that 
they provide on each entry that is listed for each question. (See their response to 
better understand what I mean---)

Also, it seems that they are also very excited about the "citation" component of 
the website, which would be useful in the research process if the information on 
the website IS correct.  However, I am still working on the first question---"where 
do you get your information?"  I'll take care of the citation aspect once I can 
verify that the information IS correct.

Here's their response:
Dear Shonda,

Thank you for contacting

Every answer you receive from has a Copyrights box at the
bottom of the page, with details of the sources cited in that particular
article. For example, if you look up Fort Worth
(, you'll find bibliographic details
for Houghton Mifflin, Columbia University Press, WordNet, Wikipedia and

Better yet, to help your students build their bibliographies, click the
Cite link beside each source. This will provide them with all the
details they need, in whichever format you prefer.

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or comments

Sincerely yours,
Alan Baklor
Answers Customer Support
The Answer Engine

I did feel free to contact them again with further questions.  I'll keep you 
updated on those when / if they arrive.

(Keep asking questions!)


Shonda Brisco, MLIS
US / Technology Librarian
Fort Worth Country Day School
Fort Worth, TX

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