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Addresses & Phone Numbers

AnyWho
http://www.anywho.com/
One-stop searching for residential and business phone numbers, FAX numbers, email addresses and home page URLs. Also offers a reverse phone directory.
Telephone Directories on the Web
http://www.infobel.com/en/world/
An index to online telephone, fax and business directories from around the world.
International White and Yellow Pages
http://www.wayp.com/
Find the names, addresses, telephones and faxes of people and businesses worldwide.
Area Code Lookup
http://www.555-1212.com/geo.jsp
AT&T Toll-Free Directory
http://www.corp.att.com/directory/
YP Whitepages
http://www.yellowpages.com/whitepages/
Yellow Pages
http://www.yellowpages.com/
Verizon SuperPages.com
http://wp.superpages.com/

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Almanacs & Factbooks

Resource Shelf
http://www.resourceshelf.com/
An extensive listing of links to Web sites that provide factual and statistical information, such as would be found in almanacs or statistical abstracts. Resources listed here focus primarily on the United States and Canada, but other areas of the world are represented as well.
 
The 50 States of the United States: Capital Cities and Information Links
http://www.50states.com/
This site on the fifty states (and the U.S. commonwealths and territories) has information such as: location (latitude and longitude), birds, colleges and universities, constitutions, flowers, genealogical resources, geological formations, geographical features, mottos, national forests and parks, newspapers, nicknames, nonprofit organizations, populations, state and federal representatives, songs, and the date of entry into the union. All facts are linked to over 1529 governmental or authoritative webpages.
 
Information Please Almanac
http://www.infoplease.com/
Online version of the popular almanac which you can browse by topic or search. Also includes the Random House Websters College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
 
The Living Almanac of Disasters
http://www.disasterium.com/
Almanac of famous or noteworthy fires, earthquakes, and accidents (train wrecks, airplane crashes), organized by date.
 
The Old Farmer's Almanac
http://www.almanac.com/
Covers astronomical events, weather conditions and forecasts, recipes, and gardening tips.

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Associations & Organizations


Library Associations
 

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Biographical Information

  • African American Links This page provides links to web pages that celebrate prominent African American people and some important events performed by them. 
  • Biography.com A&Eīs popular web site, over 25,000 of the well-known, past and present
  • Biographical Dictionary This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.

  • Biography Links from Librarianīs Index to the Internet.

  • Distinquished Women of Past and Present Biographies of women who were writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and more.  Search by subject, name, Black History Month, related links.

  • Famous People of the 20th Century  From About.com
  • Presidents of the United States (POTUS) Facts about the 41 presidents with links to presidential Internet sites, biographies, speeches, writings, and where possible, audio and video clips.
  • Short Biographies Biographies of famous men and women from around the world.

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Calculators & Conversion Tools

Calculator.com
http://www.calculator.com/
A collection of numeric, scientific, time, currency and unit conversion calculators.
CalculatorPlus.com
http://www.calculatorplus.com/
Comprehensive source of free online calculators: mortgage loan, credit card, insurance, interest rate, savings, refinance, retirement, auto finance, payment.
Entisoft Units Measurement Conversion Calculator
http://www.convertit.com/Go/ConvertIt/
A variety of conversion and calculation devices.
The Universal Currency Converter
http://www.xe.com/currency/?currency=
Convert one monetary unit into another.
Common Weights And Measures
http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/links/weights/
Includes mathematical notation for orders of magnitude, metric prefixes, and common U.S. and metric equivalents.
Conversion Factors
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/reference/metrics/factors.htm
This site lists conversion relationship between U.S. customary units and SI (International System) units. It gives conversion factors for commonly needed values -- area, length, pressure, force, and volume -- as well as gage standards for things such as sheet metal, wire, and pipes and measures of hardness, stress, and temperature.


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Calendars & Time

American Secular Holidays Calendar
http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ushols.html
Calculates the date and day of the week for all American secular holidays for any year after 1776.
 
Calculation of the Ecclesiastical Calendar
http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html
Will calculate the dates and days-of-the-week for Western and Orthodox Christian holy days, feasts, etc. for any year after 325 AD.
 
 
The Calendar Zone
http://www.calendarzone.com/
"Celestial Calendars, Cultural & Religious Calendars, Holidays, Millennium Info, Calendar Reform, Today Calendars, Web & Interactive Calendars, Y2K, also Calendar Information, Resources, Indexes & Directories, Calendar Software."
 
Calendars through the Ages
http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/
A site covering the "history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars." Discover the origins of modern and past calendar systems. This site covers the calendars of several different cultures and includes a timeline of calendar facts.
 
Computation of Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight Times
http://www.sci.fi/~benefon/sol.html
This site calculates the length of daylight for your particular location, when twilight begins and ends, sunrise and sunset times, the height angle of the sun at noon and the declination. You can choose from a menu of cities or enter the latitude and longitude of the location that you want information on.
 
 
The Greenwich 2000 Network
http://greenwich2000.net/
"Greenwich is the official start-point of the Millennium." This site contains links to worldwide celebration information, history, and explanations of time.
 
Interfaith Calendar
http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/
English calendar dates for holidays and holy days for several different world religions. Includes the current month through the year 2004.
 
Multi-Cultural Calendar
http://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/start.php?HoldNode=3459&HoldNav=3459
Holidays around the world. Search by month, holiday, country, or keywords. Many include recipes, crafts, history of holiday.
  
The 10,000 Year Calendar
http://www.calendarhome.com/tyc/
A perpetual calendar; allows users to check days of the week for dates in history and in the future. Browsable, not searchable, but easy enough to use.
 
USNO Master Clock Time
http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/what.html
Set your watch by this site, and find out what time it is in selected U. S. cities and international regions. Let's see, if it's 3:00 PM in Boston (EST), what time will it be when the train leaves Chicago?
 
Virtual Perpetual Calendars
http://www.vpcalendar.net/
A site that currently provides the calendar for any year in the 19th-21st centuries. You can also look up the dates for holidays in the United States and Canada from 1995-2010. Other features include a quick reference to signs of the zodiac and seasons of the year along with their corresponding dates.
 
World Public Holidays Database
http://www.tyzo.com/tools/holidays.html
Find the date and day of the week for the national holidays of dozens of countries around the world for the years 1999-2002. Search by country, year, and/or month

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Current News

1stHeadlines headline articles and breaking news

The Dallas Morning News

ABCNews.Com
http://abcnews.go.com/
In addition to featuring national and international news, ABC's news site also features recaps and transcripts and selected video clips back through late April 1997 from many of its news programs, including Nightline, 20/20, and PrimeTime Live.

CBS.com

CNN.com
http://cnn.com/
Headlines and stories from CNN. Sections include US News, World News, Business, Weather, Sports, Entertainment, Sci-Tech, Food, Health, Nature, Politics, Style.
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/
Features selected articles from the current issue, and an archive of past issues. A good source for news and discussion of events happening all over the globe.
National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/
NPR is the world's first noncommercial, satellite-delivered radio system.
The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Online edition of the world renowned newspaper, updated daily. Access is free, but requires a password.
Newspaper Index
http://www.newspaperindex.com/
Links to newspapers from around the globe. Newspaper catalogue updated daily in several languages, including: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Italiano, Romanesc, Francais, Arabic, Chinese, Ukranian, Vietnamese/Tieng Viet, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Finnish/Suomi, Hindi, Bahasa Melayu and Japanese. 
Newsvoyager.com
http://www.naa.org/Public-Policy/Government-Affairs/State-Press-Associations.aspx
        Gateway to individual newspaper sites.
 
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/
The online version of USA Today's popular newspaper. This site provides good, brief stories on current events, sports, weather and finance.

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Dictionaries, Thesauri & Acronyms

  

English Language Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict.htm
 
OneLook Dictionaries: The Faster Finder
http://www.onelook.com/
OneLook searches nearly 3 million words in over 700 dictionaries that cover the subjects of a general nature, slang, arts & humanities, business/government, computer/Internet, medical, religion, science, sports and technology. Search all dictionaries simultaneously, search all dictionaries in one of nine categories, or search a specific dictionary.
Oxforddictionaries.com
http://oxforddictionaries.com/
THis site is for "questions on English grammar, spelling, and usage; to search a dictionary of words, names or quotations; for help with writing; for crosswords and puzzles; and to learn about language."
The DICT Development Group
http://www.dict.org/
A dictionary search tool that allows natural language searching for definitions from multiple dictionaries.

Foreign Language Dictionaries

yourDictionary.com
http://www.yourdictionary.com/
The world's most comprehensive, and authoritative portal for language, and language-related products and services on the world wide web. yourDictionary.com has the widest and deepest set of dictionaries on the web (more than 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages)... Come here to look up a general or specialized word in English or foreign-language dictionaries." This site also has information on grammars, links to language identifiers (sites which can identify which language a given text is written in), a library of language-related articles, and scientific research related to linguistics.
A Web of On-Line Dictionaries
http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html
Searches "more than 400 dictionaries of over 130 different languages" for one-stop searching.

Thesauri

Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
http://machaut.uchicago.edu/rogets
Hypertext edition of Roget's Thesaurus, based on the 1911 edition from Project Gutenberg.  http://www.gutenberg.net/

Acronyms

Acronym Finder
http://www.AcronymFinder.com
A searchable database containing over 93,000 common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.
The Internet Acronym Server
http://acronyms.silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronyms
        Acronyms collected from all over the Internet for the best part of two decades.
Compendium of Environmental and Professional Acronyms
http://web.mst.edu/~aeg/arco/arco.html
        An alphabetical listing of acronyms (and what they stand for) related to the environment.
 
General
The Glossarist
http://www.glossarist.com/
A subject organized and searchable directory of glossaries available on the Internet.
 
Glossary of Poetic Terms from BOB'S BYWAY
http://www.poeticbyway.com/glossary.html
An extensive collection of poetic terms and their definitions, with numerous cross-references and examples. Browsable by letter of the alphabet.
 
Medilexicon
http://www.medilexicon.com/
Medical and Pharma Abbreviations Dictionary
 
SYMBOLS.com -- Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
http://www.symbols.com/
"The world's largest on-line encyclopedia of graphic symbols. SYMBOLS.com contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by ancient men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti. Use the Graphic Index to search for the meaning or history of a sign. If you want to see an ideogram with a certain meaning, use the Word Index. You may search for both meanings and names of signs."

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Encyclopedias

General Encyclopedias

 
The Britannica Concise
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/
This free short-entry encyclopedia does not have as much content as the full Encyclopedia Britannica (it's based on the one-volume printed Merriam-Webster Collegiate Encyclopedia), but it does offer a searchable and browsable collection of more than 25,000 entries on a variety of topics. Hosted by the Yahoo! Education site.
 
Britannica Online
http://www.britannica.com/
Britannica Online is no longer free--you must sign up for a subscription, or make use of the 14-day free trial.
 
Encyberpedia
http://www.encyberpedia.com/ency.htm
An annotated listing of subject-oriented encyclopedias available on the Web.
 
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia
"The Smithsonian Institution receives a great many public inquiries covering a wide range of topics. Therefore, the following responses have been compiled to answer frequently asked questions or to provide guidance in finding the requested information. New information will be added continually." Topics covered: Armed Forces History, Anthropology, Mineral Sciences, Musical History, Physical Sciences, Services, Textiles Conservation, Transportation History, and Vertebrate Zoology.
 
Encyclopedia.Com
http://www.encyclopedia.com/
"Based on The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia.com provides current information available in all major fields of knowledge -- from politics, law, art, and history to sports, literature, geography, science, and medicine. More than 17,000 articles provide free, quick and useful information on almost any topic. Through extensive cross-referencing, users have the option of expanding their research through direct links to other articles within the Encyclopedia.com site and to other related web sites." Note: the articles are rather short, and although the basic articles are free, they contain links to materials from the Electric Library, for which a fee is charged for access.
 
Information Please Almanac
http://www.infoplease.com/
Online version of the popular almanac which you can browse by topic or search. Also includes the Random House Websters College Dictionary and the Columbia Encyclopedia.
 

Specialized Encyclopedias

Legal Encyclopedia
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/
Get to know basic facts about the law by reading up on such topics as apartment leases, student loans, personal injury, marriage, and more here, without all the legalese. Find information by browsing or by searching by keyword.
 
Encylopedia Mythica
http://www.pantheon.org/
Mythology, folklore and legend from around the world are covered in this searchable online encyclopedia. 300 Subjects include Arthurian legend; Greek, Roman, Asian, African and Native American mythology; Egyptian and Mesopotamian mythology; Folklore.
 
Stanford Philosophy Encyclopedia
http://plato.stanford.edu/
Lengthy, signed articles are offered in the editorial-board reviewed Philosophy Encyclopedia. In addition to browsing the table of contents, you can also search the encyclopedia by keyword.

Geography

About.Com: Geography
http://geography.about.com/
"Weekly features about geography, annotated links to geography resources, a bulletin board and chat room for geographical discussion, a weekly quiz and newsletter, and more."
 
Atlapedia Online
http://www.atlapedia.com/
"Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. The Countries A to Z section, provides facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy & more..for each individual country. The World Maps section, provides full color physical and political maps for regions of the world." Searchable.
 
Australian Cartographic Resources on the Internet
http://www.nla.gov.au/what-we-collect/maps
Includes links to information on map publishers, Australian map societies, and geographic facts about Australia. Part of the National Library of Australia Internet Subject Lists project.
 
CountryReports.org
http://www.countryreports.org/
This site "profiles the nations of the world. View maps and flags or listen to national anthems. There are over 1,400 pages of written text on the nations." The national anthems are stored as MIDI files.
 
Earth
http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/other-sites/Earth.html
Links to reference resources related to the planet Earth and the oceans and continents. Includes links dealing with climates and meteorology, agriculture, the environment, and more. Also includes several kinds of maps.
 
The 50 States of the United States: Capital Cities and Information Links
http://www.50states.com/
This site on the fifty states (and the U.S. commonwealths and territories) has information such as: location (latitude and longitude), birds, colleges and universities, constitutions, flowers, genealogical resources, geological formations, geographical features, mottos, national forests and parks, newspapers, nicknames, nonprofit organizations, populations, state and federal representatives, songs, and the date of entry into the union. All facts are linked to over 1529 governmental or authoritative webpages.
 
Footnotes to History
http://www.buckyogi.com/footnotes/
This site is dedicated to providing information about former nations that are largely unknown, and not referenced in many textbooks. Many of these nations were short-lived, quite small, or ethnic regions.
 
Geographic Names Information System
http://geonames.usgs.gov/
Search for places in the United States by feature, state or county name; feature type; population or elevation range. Returns detailed geographical data for each region found.
 
Geodata.gov
http://geo.data.gov/geoportal/catalog/main/home.page
Hosts U.S. federal, state, and local geographic maps and data and serves as a GIS data clearinghouse. Includes many data sets and services formerly published to Geography Network.
 
GEOnet Names Server
http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/
This database allows searching for geographic information on countries outside of the United States. It includes not only towns, cities and other populated places, but also features like rivers, lakes, roads, tunnels, schools, even individual rocks and other obscure features. The database will provide exact latitude and longitude information for the features.
 
Geosource
http://www.library.uu.nl/geosource/
"Geosource is a collection of links to webpages with information in the subjects that are being taught and studied in the Faculty of Geographical Sciences of Utrecht Unversity, Netherlands. These are: Environmental Science and Policy Studies; Human Geography; Physical Geography; and Planning Science. Geosource intends to serve the academic community in the field of geography and planning and (to a lesser extent) geoscience and environmental science. It's compiled, updated and maintained by Jeroen Bosman, subject librarian for Geography, cartography, Planning and Environmental Science at the Uithof Library Centre of the Utrecht University Library."
 
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
"A structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history, but with the potential for wide applications in related disciplines such as archeology, history and geography. The TGN contains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places. The thesaurus is composed of names and other information contributed by several Getty projects." Users can browse the world hierarchically, or use the search function.
 
GIS Frequently Asked Questions and General Info List
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/GIS/faq/faq.htm
An FAQ for Geographic Information Systems, from the http://groups.google.com/group/comp.infosystems.gis/topics?lnk=sg USENET newsgroup.
 
Glossary of Cartographic Terms
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/glossary.html
A lengthy glossary of cartographic terms for use by cartographers, geologists, geographers or hydrologists. Excerpted from Maps for America, 3rd edition.
 
How Far Is It?
http://www.indo.com/distance/
Calculates the distance (as the crow flies) between two places. Very few places outside the United States are included.
 
Library of Congress Country Studies
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
The site gives very detailed information on countries' geography, society, economy, transportation, communications, government, politics and history. "Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order." This source does not cover some of the world's smaller countries.
 
Links to the Past
http://www.cr.nps.gov/
"Information and news from the National Park Service programs in archeology, ethnography, historic landscapes, historic structures, history, and museum management."
 
Microsoft Terra Server
http://msrmaps.com/Default.aspx
The Microsoft Terra Server is an online database of satellite photographs of the planet earth. The images are from two sources: the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Spin-2. "The United States Geological Survey (USGS) provided georectified digitized aerial photographs (known as digital orthophotoquads) from their vast files. SPIN-2 provided high-resolution satellite images, products of a joint Russian/American venture to market declassified satellite photographs from sophisticated Russian mapping satellites."
 
PostInfo: Address Management On the Web
http://www.postinfo.net/server/
PostInfo provides links to the postal authorities/postal codes for approximately 60 countries worldwide. Most sites are produced in the country's official language(s). A list of ISO country codes and samples of their use is also provided.
 
START Natural Language Question Answering System
http://start.csail.mit.edu/
The START Natural Language artificial intelligence server at MIT interactively answers all kinds of geography questions posed by Web users in natural language queries. Ask questions or make requests such as "Show me a map of Turkey?," "What is the population of Rome?" or "What cities are within 300 miles of Moscow?"
 
UNESCO World Heritage List
http://whc.unesco.org
The World Heritage List, compiled by UNESCO, consists of sites, monuments, or buildings that have been deemed to be culturally and historically significant on a worldwide scale. The site includes a list of over 690 sites, listed alphabetically by country; a list of World Heritage Sites in danger of destruction, and the selection criteria for these sites.
 
What is the Capital of...?
http://www.what-is-the-capital-of.com/
A reference for looking up capitals of countries, organized by continent. The site also has quizzes for testing your knowledge of world capitals.
 
The World Gazetteer
http://www.gazetteer.de/
"This site provides information about current population of countries, their administrative areas, cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags." Includes place names in non-Roman scripts which can be displayed in unicode-capable browsers.
 
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Health

Consumer Health Links - University of Colorado, Denver
http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/consumer-health/
The librarians at the U. of Colorado, Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus have created a superb Web page for consumer health information. Links include general Web resources, and also links to specialized sites relating to cancer, clinical trials, diabetes, drugs, heart disease and many more. Highly recommended.

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Maps & Atlases

Atlapedia Online
http://www.atlapedia.com/
Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. Searchable.
Frixo
http://www.frixo.com/
Provides current Road Traffic Reports. It's a free service aimed at giving you live traffic news and information. Frixo specialises in traffic news and reports making it easy to use whether you're about to make a journey or out and about.
Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
http://www.erols.com/mwhite28/20centry.htm
Provides a variety of maps which chart socio-economic trends, systems of government, and cities throughout the 20th Century. Many of the maps are interactive.
INFOMINE - Maps and GIS
http://infomine.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/search?maps
Large annotated collection of Internet resources related to maps and geographic information systems. Collection can be searched or browsed by subject, keyword or title.
National Atlas of the United States
http://nationalatlas.gov/
Interactive maps of the United States providing sections on elevation and terrain, exotic species maps, animated vegetation growth and interactive maps. Map layers can be downloaded from the USGS free via FTP. Maps have zoom function that allows users to examine over 2 million entries closely.
U.S. Gazetteer
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html
Look up places in the United States by name or zip code, then get a detailed map or census data.
How Far Is It?
http://www.indo.com/distance/
This service will find the latitude and longitude of two places, then calculate the distance between them, complete with a map.
Lycos Road Map
http://www.lycos.com/
This site can give you traveling directions, prepare a map of your city, or even locate someone by his or her domain name or e-mail address.

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Newspapers & Other News Media

Rocket News
http://www.rocketnews.com
A free website that allows keyword searching of the most recent 5 days of more than 3,000 online news sources.
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
Free, but requires a one-time registration.

Texas Newspapers

News and Newspapers Online
http://library.uncg.edu/news/

Newspaper Archives Online

Highbeam Research
http://www.highbeam.com/
Historical Newspapers Online
Homepage for access to Palmer's Index to the Times (London), The Official Index to the Times (London), and the Historical Index to the New York Times. Scope covers 1785-1980. Also includes fulltext of London Times for the years 1785-1870. Includes combined search option.

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Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th edition
http://bartleby.com/100/
Contains over 11,000 quotations.
A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations
http://naturalscience.com/dsqhome.html
Arranged by author.
The Quotations Page
http://www.quotationspage.com/
A large collection of quotations, with links to other quote collections and other quotation sites; searchable by word, phrase, or author.
ShepWeb: Quotations
http://www.ashep.com/sw/quotations.html
An excellent collection of quotation links.

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Scholarships, Grants & Internships

IRIS (The Illinois Researcher Information Service
http://www.library.illinois.edu/iris/
The IRIS database currently contains over 8,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria. Most IRIS records contain live links to sponsor Web sites, electronic forms, or Electronic Research Administration (ERA) portals.
SallieMae (College Answer)
http://www.collegeanswer.com/default.aspx
College Answer is a free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships and fellowships. All students, undergraduate through post-doctorate, should use College Answer. Student information is kept confidential and never sold or rented to others.
FinAid
http://www.finaid.org/
The Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid; includes a free searchable database of more than 180,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
FastWeb
http://www.studentservices.com/index.ptml
Lets students create a personalized profile that can be matched against expansive databases of colleges and private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
The Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/
Provides Information on working with private foundations.
Scholarship Scams
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship/index.shtml
This federal website provides valuable information to protect students in search of scholarship dollars.

Internships

Internships, COOP, and Summer Jobs
http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/internship.aspx
A simply great collection of internship links, at Colorado College, categorized into general, summer jobs/seasonal, by industry, and international.
Best Bets for Internships Abroad
http://www.cie.uci.edu/prospective/iopother/intern.shtml
An excellent resource for students from almost any academic discipline who are looking for an internship abroad.
Study Abroad Information Source
http://www.studyabroad.com/
Allows you to search for study abroad and work abroad programs by many criteria.
Washington Intern Foundation
http://www.interns.org/
Congressional internships on Capitol Hill and in Washington D.C.
ECO.ORG Environmental Careers Organization
http://www.eco.org/
Describes opportunities for environmental sciences students.

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Statistics

American FactFinder
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
Data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retireve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets.
Bureau of the Census
http://www.census.gov/
The Bureau of the Census collects data about the people and economy of the United States and produces a wide variety of statistical data products. This Web source includes the Statistical Abstract of the United States, TIGER files, Trade Statistics, and an up-to-date population clock.
 
Historical Statistics of the United States Colonial Times to 1970
http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html
Includes selected historical census data back to the first census.
 
Census Bureau Economic Information
http://www.census.gov/econ/index.html
Highlights from the latest U.S. Economic Indicators, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Construction, County and City Data Book, County Business Patterns, Statistics of U.S. Businesses, Current Industrial Reports, Economic Data Programs Overview, Economic Census and Surveys, Governments, Income and Poverty, International trade, Research, and Statistical Abstract of the United States.
 
FedStats: One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
http://www.fedstats.gov/
The full range of statistics and information produced by over 70 government agencies for public use.
Nationmaster
http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php
This site allows you to compare the various characteristics of any two countries of the world. You can also get a summary of information about a specific country, or rank the countries of the world on a variety of characteristics, such as inflation rate, literacy rate, land area, and birth rate.
 
Population Reference Bureau
http://www.prb.org/
Summaries of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population, including marriage and family, population estimates and projections, education, race and ethnicity, income and poverty, foreign-born population, migration, children, older population, mortality, fertility, labor force and employment.
 
Regional Economic Forecasts
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/scripts/pagewriter_ref.php?ors[]=83&title=Statistical%20Indexes&intro=/www/doc/reference/describeindexes.html/
Projection database that contains demographic and income information for each state and the District of Columbia. The historical data cover 1969 to 1993, while the forecasts span 1998 to 2045."
 
Statistical Abstract of the United States
http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/statab.html
Contains a collection of statistics (over 1400 tables and graphs!) on social, economic, and international subjects. In addition, the Abstract is your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.
 
Statistical Resources on the Web
http://www.lib.umich.edu/browse/Statistics%20and%20Data%20Sets
Subjects covered include: agriculture, business and industry, consumer, cost of living, demographics, economics, education, energy, environment, finance and currency, foreign economics, foreign governments, foreign trade, U.S. government finances, health, housing, labor, military, politics, science, sociology, transportation, and weather. Nicely annotated.
 
UNSTATS
http://unstats.un.org
Statistical compilation for the United Nations. Contains selected data series from 30 specialized international sources, including labor, agricultural, nutritional and industrial statistics. Years of coverage (1958 - current) vary with data series/countries selected.
 

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Weather

Accuweather
http://www.accuweather.com/
Weather forecasts (5 and 10 days) and current conditions for the United States and the world. Also features astronomical timetables (sun, moon and planet rises and sets).
 
Intellicast
http://intellicast.com/
Delivers the richest, most detailed weather maps online combined with constant updates throughout the day and night.
 
The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/
The WWW version of cable TV's Weather Channel. Current weather information and forecasting for the United States are easily accessed.
 
The Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/
Provides current conditions and forecasts for United States, with maps.
 
WeatherPost
http://www.worldweatherpost.com/
Forecasts for 3,600 cities worldwide. Weather images, historical data and more. Frequent updates.
 
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Weights & Measures

Entisoft Units Measurement Conversion Calculator
http://www.convertit.com/Go/ConvertIt/
Common Weights And Measures
http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/links/weights/equivalences.php
Includes mathematical notation for orders of magnitude, metric prefixes, and common U.S. and metric equivalents.
Conversion Factors
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/reference/metrics/factors.htm
This site lists conversion relationship between U.S. customary units and SI (International System) units. It gives conversion factors for commonly needed values -- area, length, pressure, force, and volume -- as well as gage standards for things such as sheet metal, wire, and pipes and measures of hardness, stress, and temperature.
Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions
http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/dictunit/dictunit1.htm
Provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today, together with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit of the S.I. ('Systeme International').
Footrule
http://www.footrule.com
Units conversion offering a very extensive range of categories and units. This interactive facility not only converts between units but also includes descriptions of usage and definitions of many of the units.
Measuring Units Conversion Tables
http://convert.french-property.co.uk/
This site provides conversions from/to metric and imperial and US measurement systems. It calculates the results and gives the factors for length, area, volume/capacity, mass (weight), and temperature conversions.
 
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Other Reference Sites

 

Academic Info
http://www.academicinfo.net/
"Academic Info is an annotated subject directory that aims to be the premier educational gateway to online college and research level Internet resources. Even though the target audience is the college and university community, the subject guides will prove useful to high school and general users as well." A comprehensive resource that includes arts, humanities, sciences, reference, area studies, business, education, law & government, health & medicine, social sciences, digital libraries, library and information science, and job placement resources.
 
FindArticles.com
http://www.findarticles.com/
"FindArticles.com is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals. You will find articles on a range of topics, including business, health, society, entertainment, sports and more. Unlike other online collections, each of the hundreds of thousands of articles in FindArticles can be read in its entirety and printed at no cost."
 
INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
http://infomine.ucr.edu/
INFOMINE is a virtual library holding a collection of thousands of annotated and indexed links to important university-level research and educational tools on the Internet. Links are divided in a variety of subjects, which can be browsed or searched by keyword. Subjects include social sciences and humanities, instructional resources, visual and performing arts, sciences, the Internet, and government information.
 
iTools
http://www.iTools.com/
Quick way to access a number of different types of Internet resources. Its "Search Tools" section offers different types of web searches, while the "Language Tools" let you look-up words or translate them, and the "Research Tools" offer quick fact lookup options.
 
Librarians' Index to the Internet
http://www.ipl.org/
"A searchable, annotated, subject directory of close to 3,000 Internet resources chosen for their usefulness to the public library user's information needs." The items in the directory are selected and maintained by a team of librarians. The spiritual sister of the IPL's own Ready Reference Collection.
 
Refdesk.com
http://www.refdesk.com/
"Refdesk is only about indexing quality Internet sites and assisting visitors in navigating these sites." By providing reference resources, such as virtual encyclopedias, as well as search opitions and indexes for many subject areas, Refdesk is a comprehensive source for information.


TopSpotDirectory
http://www.topspotdirectory.com/
"Top Spot Directory was developed in 2005 as a online resource to aid in searching the internet. Our researchers have created a database filled with links to the Web's best resources, for some of the most searched topics. Unlike many directories, all of our links are hand selected by members of our staff. By avoiding automatic submissions, we are able to control the content and provide links to only the highest quality sites. Top Spot Directory is proud to provide informative resources that are suitable for the whole family."
 
WebExhibits
http://webexhibits.org/
"WebExhibits helps you find high quality exhibits on the internet" and focuses on illustrated educational exhibits, not just references." Exhibit sites range in subject from the ancient world to science and technology, and from the creative arts to health and medicine. All exhibits are easily indexed.
 
Virtual Reference Shelf
http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
 
Library Spot
http://www.libraryspot.com/
A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.

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