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Online Reference Sources

Almanacs - World Factbook 2000 is a complete geographical handbook, featuring 267 full-color maps and flags of all nations. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data.






The CIA World Factbook provides information for more than 250 countries, including geography, map, flag, population, government, economy, communication, transportation, and the military.






Information Please Almanac allows searching or browsing in sports, entertainment, U.S., world, people, living, society, business & economy, or science & technology.






List of Lists provides business and industry rankings from various web-accessible resources.






Gary Price Fast Facts compilation of quick reference resources, including almanacs, statistics, and fact books.






Computer Industry Almanac an annual reference guide to the computer industry.











Britannica Online is the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica and includes internet links.


 is an online publication of the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition.






Encyberpedia is an electronic encyclopedia with its own content as well as over 10,000 links to the best reference sites on the Internet.






The Probert Encyclopaedia is a serious reference source with over 60,000 fully hypertext linked entries covering the entire spectrum of human knowledge, content is aimed at journalists and researchers.






Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia Online is an online version of the popular Grolier Encyclopedia, search for the articles, or browse by the category.






Microsoft Encarta® Encarta Online is the home for the Encarta Concise Encyclopedia, the Encarta Schoolhouse educational site and Encarta Explore, an ever-changing resource for exploration and discovery.


Dictionaries & Thesaurus






Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Ed. allows regular and wildcard searching, so you can find all the words ending in a given suffix.



Your (A Web of Online Dictionaries) provides links to more than 400 dictionaries in more than 130 different languages.



OneLook Dictionaries is the best place to look up a word or term in an Internet dictionary or glossary. Free search access to a frequently updated database of words, terms, names, acronyms vs Internet links to on-line dictionaries or glossaries. is a free online dictionary, thesaurus, translator, word of the day, crossword puzzles and word games, and vocabulary learning resources for many languages. is an online publication of The American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition. Featuring 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page illustrations and over 10,000 new words and senses.



Roget's Thesaurus is searchable by headword or full text.



WWWebster Thesaurus online version of the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus. is the online version of Roget's Thesaurus of English words and phrases.



Webster Gateway provides a hypertext point-and-click interface for accessing various dictionary services on the Internet.


Statistical Information



Guinness World Records provides information on record holders for a variety of feats and accomplishments.



Global Statistics has general data on selected countries of the world, including administrative divisions (provinces) and major cities of each country.



Asia Profiles helps create customized comparisons between various statistical data. (Asian countries only)




(Asian Development Bank) Developing Member Countries Statistical Data




Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments




CIA World Factbook-2003




Country at Glance (United Nations)




Country Background Notes (U.S. State Department)




Country Energy Briefs (U.S. EIA)




Country Health Profiles (Pan American Health Organization)




Country Overviews (Canada-Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)




Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organizations (IMF)




Home Office Country Assessments (U.K.)




International Data Base (U.S. Census)




Library of Congress Country Studies




Social Security Programs Throughout the World




SESRTCIC (Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries)- basic statistics and country profiles.




Trends in Europe and North America (United Nations)




UNESCO Statistical Database #1




UNESCO Statistical Database #2 - Worldwide education statistics.




Worldwide Directory of Population Institutions (UN Population Information Network)




Your Nation helps you create customized comparisons/lists between various country statistical data.






Yellow Pages and Business Directories on Web is a directory listing other directories from over 150 countries of the world.



Teldir - International telephone directories on the web



Infobel - International residence and business listings for several countries.




WorldPages - International white and yellow pages search.




All Nations Telephone Search Engine - dialing codes calling to and from countries of the world. Includes links to embassy information.






Biography.Com - sponsored by the Biography Channel, provides a database of over 20,000 brief biographies.



Biography-Center - 11134 biographies in different languages.



Britannica Lives - Biographies from Britannica Online, arranged by date of birth.






Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - search and browse quotations from hundreds of authors, the searchable online version of Bartlett's 1901 collection.




Motivational and Inspirational Quotes - provides more than 13,000 quotations, to search by keyword or browse by subject or author.




QuoteWorld.Org - is an online database with nearly 14,000 quotes that can be searched by person, title, quote, and exact words.




The Quotations and Sayings Database - comprehensive site to find quotations, sorted by subject and author.


Style Manuals



Writer's Web - offers suggestions on organizing a paper, punctuation, style and documentation, including Turabian, MLA and APA.




Columbia Online Style: MLA Style Citation of Electronic Sources - provides instructions and specific examples for citing electronic resources.




NoodleBib - The MLA Bibliography Composer - a free tool to create, edit, and save your MLA-style bibliography online, then publish it to a Web page, email it, or save it as RTF and open it in Microsoft Word.




William Strunk Jr.'s The Elements of Style - online publication of Strunk's classic guide to the English language.




Guide to Grammar and Style - the information ranges from copy editing to elements of style to discussions. Practical information about the writing craft.




Acronym Finder - searchable database of 80,000+ acronyms and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.



Yale Style Manual - a style manual for the design of Web pages and Web sites. Covers graphic and information design, page layout, Web graphics, site organization, navigation, and Web multimedia content.




How to Cite Information From the WWW - a brief introduction from the American Psychological Association.



Calculators & Converters




Universal Currency Converter - allows you to perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion on the Internet.




Calculators.Com - provides access to all types of calculators -- finance, business, science, health, cooking and various hobbies.




Martindale's Calculators Online - contains over 8,000 various calculators.





MapQuest - find directions and explore towns and cities worldwide. Users can display addresses on a map, view nearby businesses, get driving directions and maps, and plan a trip with city information.




Atlapedia Online maps provide information such as climate, vital statistics, religions, languages, information on education, economy, trade, transportation, communication, and military.




Quick Maps of the World - small GIF maps of the countries of the world.




World Atlas - a complete atlas of the world featuring several thousand place names and colorful, accurate maps.




Worldwide Country Maps - maps for all countries in the world.






Local Times Around the World provides local time for many cities worldwide and provides descriptions of time zones in various parts of the world.




Will Linden's Today's Calendar and Clock Page is a collection of links to information on every conceivable calendrical quotient, many tied in to the current date or time.






MapQuest highly rated mapping web service. Find 3 million locations worldwide.




Airlines of the Web provides extensive links to individual airlines around the world. Information on frequent flyers programs and airline stock quotes are also given.




Yahoo! Travel - very useful if you have a destination in mind. May check flight options, hotel/motel reservations, and rental cars.




Arthur Frommer's Outspoken Encyclopedia of Travel - travel tips and recommendations.




CIA World Factbook - one-volume encyclopedia that gives brief information on the government, climate, economics, and other aspects of individual countries.






The Weather Channel is the web version of the popular cable television channel. U.S. and International conditions and forecasts are listed as well as a good selection of weather trivia.






 World Newspapers



Live Television



Watch Live TV stations broadcasting on the internet for free - Over 2100 online TV Channels available.



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