Why is Wikipedia down today? Why does Google have a black box over their logo today? Because these sites are taking action against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act H.R.3261) & PIPA (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 S.968). The links to the bills include the full text and Congressional Research Summaries.
Need access to an online encyclopedia or dictionary today? If you have a SU userid & password, use Credo Reference. If you live in Alabama, use a resource from the Alabama Virtual Library. If you live in a different state, check your local public library or the virtual library for your state.