Thousands of web sites arranged by subject.
“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 allows you to have up to 150 lines of text translated into several different languages. You can also have it translate a webpage.
The online version of this well-known reference on mythology.
Websites for every conceivable calendar. Also links to astronomical information, historical events, holidays and birthdays.
The online version of the Catholic Encyclopedia.
CIA World FactBook
A wealth of information about countries around the world.
Online encyclopedia containing over 51,000 entries
Includes information about countries of the world. You may also hear the national anthems of the various nations.
Provides the latest exchange rates for 164 different types of currency.
Linguistic information on languages from all over the world.
EurekAlert Reference Desk
Great reference sites in the sciences, sponsored by the AAAS.
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
FOLDOC is a "searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, history... in fact anything to do with computing."
Scholarly bibliographies and websites searchable by topic.
Information Please Almanac
Internet Public Library
Subject guides, ready reference, and special topics.
Research tools for searching the Internet.
JAKE(Jointly Administered Knowledge Environment)
OpenURL Link-Server used to locate citation/abstract/full text database sources for numerous periodicals.
Dictionary, thesaurus, and links to other reference tools.
Can search for 4197163 words in 746 online dictionaries.
The place to go for quotes!
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
Provides definitions as well as related words.
The Word Index on this site is quite helpful in locating symbols. A brief description and sometimes historical information accompanies the illustrations.
"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."
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
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
Direct from the US Postal Service