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About.com
http://www.about.com/
Thousands of web sites arranged by subject.

Acronym Database
http://silmaril.ie/cgi-bin/uncgi/acronyms
“This is a list of acronyms (abbreviations constructed mostly from the initial letters of the words of a phrase), gathered from many network sources and submitted by users.”

Babel Fish
http://babelfish.altavista.com/
Babel Fish allows you to have up to 150 lines of text translated into several different languages. You can also have it translate a webpage.

Bulfinch's Mythology
http://www.bulfinch.org/
The online version of this well-known reference on mythology.

Calendars
http://www.sldirectory.com/cal.html
Websites for every conceivable calendar. Also links to astronomical information, historical events, holidays and birthdays.

Catholic Encyclopedia
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/
The online version of the Catholic Encyclopedia.

CIA World FactBook
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook
A wealth of information about countries around the world.

Columbia Encyclopedia
http://www.bartleby.com/65
Online encyclopedia containing over 51,000 entries

CountryReports.org
http://www.countryreports.org/
Includes information about countries of the world. You may also hear the national anthems of the various nations.

Currency Converter
http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic
Provides the latest exchange rates for 164 different types of currency.

English Dictionaries
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref28.05.00/

Ethnologue
http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp
Linguistic information on languages from all over the world.

EurekAlert Reference Desk
http://www.eurekalert.org/links.php
Great reference sites in the sciences, sponsored by the AAAS.

Free On-line Dictionary of Computing

http://foldoc.org
FOLDOC is a "searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, history... in fact anything to do with computing."

Infography
http://www.infography.com
Scholarly bibliographies and websites searchable by topic.

Information Please Almanac
http://www.infoplease.com/

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/
Subject guides, ready reference, and special topics.

Itools
http://www.itools.com/
Research tools for searching the Internet.

JAKE(Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment)
http://jake.openly.com/
OpenURL Link-Server used to locate citation/abstract/full text database sources for numerous periodicals.

Merriam-Webster Online
http://www.m-w.com/
Dictionary, thesaurus, and links to other reference tools.

OneLook Dictionaries
http://www.onelook.com/
Can search for 4197163 words in 746 online dictionaries.

Quoteland.com
http://www.quoteland.com/
The place to go for quotes!

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
http://www.bartleby.com/62
Provides definitions as well as related words.

Symbols.com
http://www.symbols.com/
The Word Index on this site is quite helpful in locating symbols. A brief description and sometimes historical information accompanies the illustrations.

Visual Thesaurus
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/index.jsp
"The Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus is an exploration of sense relationships within the English language. By clicking on words, you follow a thread of meaning, creating a spatial map of linguistic associations."

VoyCabulary
http://www.voycabulary.com/
Type any URL into VoyCabulary’s search box and you will be able to look up any word on the website you’ve chosen.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913 Edition
http://machaut.uchicago.edu/websters
ARTFL project.

YourDictionary.com
http://www.yourdictionary.com/
Many useful tools on this site, including lists of the most misspelled and mispronounced words. A great site for those who love words!

Zip Code Look-Up
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/ziplookup/lookupmenu.htm
Direct from the US Postal Service

 

 

 


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