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Almanac of American Politics
Profiles every senator, representative and governor, as well as the people and politics of every state and congressional
district. The Almanac also provides interest group ratings, Census data, key votes, campaign expenditures,
election results and much more.
Answers.com is a free, ad-supported, reference search tool, providing instant answers on over a million topics.
As opposed to standard search engines that serve up a list of links for you to follow, Answers.com displays quick,
snapshot answers. Editors derive the content from over 100 authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases.
Credo Reference is a source that reference librarians and others use that compiles essential, factual information from
specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources. Credo Reference is written for the interested
researcher, not the specialist. It's a great place to start your research.
Includes: atlas, almanacs, encyclopedia, dictionary
Forms of Address
Forms of address and salutations for academics, clerical and religious orders, government officials, military and
naval officers, and professions.
Quick access to the best Internet tools
Martindale's 'The Reference Desk'
A wealth of information on each of the 50 states.
Ready Reference Collection (Internet Public Library)
"Sources are selected according to ease of use, quality and quantity of information, frequency of updating,
"... combines the best of both contemporary and classic reference works ..."
General Reference Resources (ipl2)
"ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII)".
25,000+ short biographies
Presidents of the United States
The purpose of this site is to provide researchers, teachers, students, politicians, journalists, and citizens
a complete resource guide to the US Presidents.
188,000+ acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms defined
450,000+ acronyms, abbreviations, searchable by word or acronym.
All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources
Registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language
"Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page
color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes."
Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use
"Originally published as NASA SP-7 in 1965"
Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms" (Paul M. Johnson)
Contains Collegiate® Dictionary and Thesaurus
"... words and definitions that describe the technology and community world of the Web."
Newbury House Online Dictionary
"40,000 entries .... provides a wealth of sample sentences, idioms, and a wide array of cultural facts and figures."
Online Dictionary (webster-dictionary.org)
Searches: Webster's 1913 Dictionary, WordNet Dictionary, Wikipedia, Dictionary of Computing, and others
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences (Athabasca University)
"... designed for undergraduate students and the entries cover basic concepts and events relevant to the study of:
anthropology, sociology, criminology, Canadian studies, political science and women's studies."
Online Nautical Dictionaries (Termisti Research Centre)
Oxford English Dictionary
Complete text of the OED's twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series
Roget’s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Bartleby.com)
85,000 hyperlinked cross-references—thus fulfilling their goal of “each word being related to its neighbors and each part to the whole.” Additionally, over 2,900 proverbs and quotations from classic and modern authors illustrate the 1,000-plus entries.
Online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology
This directory currently has links to over 1000 translation dictionaries and glossaries.
4,050,843 words in 757 online dictionaries
Links to over 1,500 dictionaries in 230 languages
Military Dictionaries & Thesauri
CALL Dictionary and Thesaurus (Center for Army Lessons Learned)
Glossary of Words Used by Combined Action Program Marines in Vietnam.
Ballistic Missile Defense Glossary (Missile Defense Agency)
DoD Dictionary of Military Terms (Joint Electronic Library)
Sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces
of the United States in both US joint and allied joint operations, as well as to encompass the Department of Defense
(DOD) as a whole.
The database contains about 6,000 abbreviations and acronyms of all military branches
Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms and Terms (Defense Acquisition University Press)
Language of War (PBS)
Terms and acronyms unique to the Vietnam War
Military Definitions (Federation of American Scientists)
Naval Terminology, Jargon and Slang FAQ
Part 1 - A through M
Part 2 - N through Z
Military Abbreviations & Acronyms
Abbreviations and Acronyms (Defense Finance and Accounting Service)
Defense and Intelligence Abbreviations and Acronyms
DoD Dictionary of Military Terms (Data & Analysis Center for Software)
DoD/IT Acronym Listing (Data & Analysis Center for Software)
Military Acronyms and Glossaries (Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana)
Index of military acronyms and Glossary sites
Military Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations (Federation of American Scientists)
NAVAIR Aquisition Guide, including Acronyms and Defintions
NAVOCEANO Acronym Dictionary, RP 49
Naval Safety Center list [OPNAVINST 5102.1D]
Terms /Abbreviations / Acronyms (Federation of American Scientists)
U.S. Government and Military Acronyms (Logistics World)
U.S. Army Abbreviations, Brevity Codes, and Acronyms (ABCA)
(U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency)
Search email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, reverse lookup
The Area Decoder (Area Code Lookup Service)
Provides current information related to area, city, and country codes
AT&T Toll-Free (800) Internet Directory
Congressional Information Center (C-SPAN)
Congressional Staff Directory (Congressional Quarterly)
Detailed information on 540 members of Congress. Updated daily.
Defense Switch Network (DSN)
Department of Defense (DoD) Directory White Pages
.mil sites only. Requires Common Access Card (CAC)
Embassies in Washington, D.C (The Electronic Embassy)
"... provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C., with links to Web-based resources where available
Federal Staff Directory (Congressional Quarterly)
Detailed information on offices and staffs of all federal departments and agencies. Updated daily.
FedSearch Suite (Carroll Publishing) Encyclopedias
Provides the most current federal government contact information and complete organization structure charts
Homeland Security Staff Directory (Congressional Quarterly)
Detailed information on key officials and staff working in the areas of Homeland and national security across all
three executive branches. Updated daily.
Judicial Staff Directory (Congressional Quarterly)
Detailed information on offices and staffs of all U.S. and state courts. Updated daily.
NeighborhoodScout is a neighborhood search engine for homebuyers and a full-service real estate resource center.
It provides customized relocation information - including exclusive school rankings, crime rates, and lifestyle searches
- to help consumers nationwide find their ideal neighborhoods, connect with Realtors to buy or sell homes, view home
listings, and save on financing and moving services.
Peterson's Educational Center
"... consistently organized information about educational opportunities at all levels" including "... distance learning courses
and online degree programs."
The United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, commonly known as the Plum Book, is used to identify
presidentially appointed positions within the Federal Government. The Plum Book lists over 7,000 Federal civil service
leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be
subject to noncompetitive appointment, nationwide.
Telephone Directories on the Web
"... over 400 links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from over
170 countries all around the world."
Search resources from all over the net like phone books, email directories, and trip planners
U.S. Blue Pages
Search for federal government agencies and services by state, city, area code, agency or service, and keyword.
U.S. Post Office
ZIP+4 Code Lookup
City State / ZIP Code Associations
Zip Code Lookup (Zip Express™)
Retrieve a list of all ZIP codes in a city, county, or area code or search by ZIP code and get the city, county, and area code.
Timelines for History & Cultures, Science & Technology, Art & Literature, Popular Culture, and Science Fiction Atomic Archive
"This site explores the complex history surrounding the invention of the atomic bomb - a crucial turning point
for all mankind." Encyclopedia.com
49 encyclopedias from sources like Oxford University Press and Columbia University Press.
73 dictionaries and thesauruses with definitions, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations HyperHistory
2,000 files covering 3,000 years of history in synchronoptic format Tech Encyclopedia
More than 14,000 definitions of computer terms and concepts Whatis?com
IT-specific encyclopedia Wikipedia
Collaborative encyclopedia anyone can edit World Factbook
Basic statistical data and maps of the countries of the worldMoney, Facts, Figures Dates
Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 50,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references
to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations,
religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc Community Information by Zip Code
(California State Northridge) Foreign Exchange Rates
(Federal Reserve) How Many?
A Dictionary of Units of Measurement Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1665 to Estimated 2016
(Robert Sahr) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
(U.S. Census Bureau) 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables OANDA the Currency Site
"... provides an extensive set of currency conversion and foreign exchange information services for travelers,
investors and businesses." Population Reference Bureau
PRB analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide the most objective, accurate, and up-to-date
statistical population information in an easily understood format. Population Reference Bureau Country Statistics Reports Standard Industrial Code (SIC) Index State & County QuickFacts
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography Statistical Abstract of the United States
"Presents extensive selection of statistics for the United States, with selected data for regions, divisions, States,
metropolitan areas (MA's), cities, and foreign countries from reports and records of government and private agencies."
Historical material from 1878- is available with some gaps. Statistical Resources on the Web
(University of Michigan)
Annotated directory statistics resources This Day In History
Describes what happened on this date in history. You can also search by date United States Census of Population and Housing
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Census of Population and Housing data present here ranges from our most recent census to the historical decennial
census conducted throughout the decades. What Was the Exchange Rate Then?
Find the exchange rate, for any year or range of years, between the United States and other countriesPhysical World
Astronomical Applications Data Services
(U.S. Naval Observatory)
Computations for: Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, and Twilight; Moon Illumination; Eclipses; Positions of the Sun
and Moon; Data for Solar System Bodies and Bright Stars; Dates. Cartographic Reference Resources
(University of Texas, Perry-Castañeda Library)
Gazetteers, distance calculators, time zones, latitude/longitude, tide predictions, map projections, glossaries, and guides Chemicool Periodic Table Convert Me.com
Interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite
exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman. ePodunk
ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to
Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. Our listings also include geocoded information about thousands of parks,
museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America. Geocoder
Find the latitude & longitude for any U.S. address or intersection GEOnet Names Server
(National Imagery and Mapping Agency)
"... provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names.
.... Geographic Area of Coverage: Worldwide excluding the United States and Antarctica." Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online
(J. Paul Getty Trust)
The Thesaurus of Geographic Names is a structured vocabulary currently containing around 1,102,000 names and
other information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and
physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. Names for a place may include
names in the vernacular language, English, other languages, historical names, names and in natural order and inverted
order. Physics and Astronomy Reference
The PhysLink.com is a comprehensive physics and astronomy online education, research and reference web site. Physics and Astronomy Reference Greek Alphabet How Stuff Works Lenntech Periodic Table
Each chemical element contains a link to a page that explains its chemical properties, health effects, environmental effects,
application data, an image and also information of the history/inventor of each element. Martindale's Calculators On-Line Center The Pictorial Periodic Table
"... an interactive periodic table with a comprehensive database of element properties ..." Research Ship Schedules & Information
"... searchable database of cruise schedules and ship specifications and contact information. for research vessels
around the world." Smithsonian Physical Tables
901 tables of general interest to scientists and engineers Time and Date.com
A guide to time zones, calendars Time Service Department
(U.S. Naval Observatory)
"The Official Source of Time for the Department of Defense and the Standard of Time for the United States." U.S. Gazetteer
(U.S. Census Bureau)
"This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the Tiger Map Server and obtain census data from the
1990 Census Lookup server. You can search for places, counties or MCDs by entering the name and state
abbreviation (optional), or 5-digit zip code." USGS Geographic Names Information System
"... contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States." The World's Water
"... dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and web connections to organizations, institutions,
and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions." WorldTimeZone.com
Time zone maps, Sun clock map, Daylight saving map Distance Calculators
Port World Distance Calculator
Calculate the distance between two points. Marine Great Circle Navigation Calculator
Drag your mouse across an interactive map and choose a result in miles, kilometers or nautical miles Maritime Safety Information
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency How Far Is It?
This service finds the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between
them (as the crow flies). Mercator Sailing
(National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) Surface Distance Between Two Points of Latitude and Longitude / Great Circle Distance Between Two Cities
Input Latitude and longitude or choose between 326 cities
"The goal of Aphorisms Galore! is to store an abundance of aphorisms along with information on their origin ..."
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (Bartleby.com)
"This tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations ..."
"The world's largest quotation site."
GIGA for Quotes and Folks
50,000 quotes, biographical information on over 8,000 people, and a reading list of over 3,000 books
Great Aviation Quotes
"... collection of man's great thoughts on flying, airplanes, and being a pilot."