Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym Finder http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

All that JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/JAS.htm
Search for full titles of journals from their abbreviations and/or acronyms.

The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviations Dictionary http://www.ucc.ie/cgi-bin/acronym
Search for an acronym, for the acronym's meanings, or submit one to the database.

U.S. Postal Service List of Acronyms and Abbreviations http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/abbrev.html
Includes states and territories, street abbreviations, and secondary unit designators.

Almanacs

The Farmer's Almanac http://www.farmersalmanac.com/
Now in its 180th year, The Farmers' Almanac features links to weather, gardening, astronomy, "best days for...," lunar and solar calendars, and more on its web presence.

50states.com http://www.50states.com/
A great site for almanac look-ups, but extends beyond the almanac to include clickable maps, notable residents, headline news, government information, and other useful sources for each state in the U.S.

Information Please http://www.infoplease.com/
A good, comprehensive, almanac.

The World Factbook (CIA) http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
An annual publication, this source provides basic information about various countries worldwide.

Biographies

Biographical Dictionary http://www.biography.com/
From the A & E television show

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp

Biographies http://www.pbs.org/neighborhoods/history/#bio

Biography Resource Center
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC?locID=benedictcl

Classical Composer's Archive http://voyager.physics.unlv.edu/webpages2/picgalr2.html

Business

Business and Company Resource
http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BCRC?locID=benedictcl

Calendars & Time

The Calendar Zone http://www.calendarzone.com/
Formerly CalendarLand, this site features a "comprehensive categorized calendar catalog..." to Greek, lunar, solar, leap year, millennium, and religious calendars.

The Encyclopedia of Days http://www.shagtown.com/days/
Includes a search engine for specific holidays and observances, a calendar, and index.

Internal Revenue Service http://www.irs.gov/
Tips, forms, and lists of deadlines for taxes. Includes electronic filing.

The Worldwide Holiday & Festival Site http://www.holidayfestival.com/
Exhaustive listing and search engine by country, date, observance, and religion. Includes a search engine and notation of official country holidays.

Official U.S. Time http://www.time.gov/
Clickable map displays official times in each area of the country, which areas participate in Daylight Savings Time, and a history of timekeeping (click "Exhibits").

Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/search/ooh.asp?ct=OOH

Colleges & Universities

American Universities http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html

College Board http://collegeboard.com/

Graduate Schools http://www.gradschools.com/

Higher Education in the United States of America http://www.univsource.com/
Features links and resources for both domestic and international students interested in attending college in the US. Includes a listing by state of graduate schools.

South Carolina Colleges and Universities http://sciway.net/edu/colleges/alphalist.html

Web U.S. Universities, by State http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/

Universities Worldwide http://geowww.uibk.ac.at/univ/index.html

Dictionaries (General)

Bible Dictionary http://www.bible.gen.nz/dictionary.htm

Business Dictionary http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/business/

Computer & Internet Terms http://www.webopedia.com/

Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/

Health & Medical Dictionary http://www.drkoop.com/

Law Dictionary http://dictionary.law.com/

Music Dictionary http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheorydefs.htm

One Look Dictionary http://www.onelook.com/

Rap Music Dictionary http://www.rapdict.org/

Translating Dictionaries http://dictionaries.travlang.com/

Dictionaries (Language)

English

The Alternative Dictionaries of Slang http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/

The American Heritage Dictionary http://www.bartleby.com/61/

Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm

A Semantic Rhyming Dictionary http://www.rhymezone.com/

Chinese

Chinese < - > English Dictionary http://zhongwen.com/

French

ARTFL Project: French < - > English Dictionary

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/FR-ENG.html

French - English Dictionary http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/TLF.html

German

German < - > English Dictionary http://dictionaries.travlang.com/GermanEnglish/

Hebrew

http://www.dictionary.co.il/

http://www.ibiblio.org/yiddish/Vort/

Italian

Italian < - > English http://dictionaries.travlang.com/ItalianEnglish/

Japanese

Japanese < - > English Dictionary http://www.trussel.com/f_nih.htm

Kurdish

Kurdish < - > English Dictionary http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/ht/Kurdish.html

Latin

Latin < - > English Dictionary http://dictionaries.travlang.com/EnglishLatin/

Spanish

Spanish < - > English Dictionary http://dictionaries.travlang.com/EnglishSpanish/

Swahili

English to Swahili to English Dictionary http://www.freedict.com/onldict/swa.html

Swahili dictionary http://www.yale.edu/swahili/

Directories

Action Without Borders http://www.idealist.org/
A searchable directory to the homepages of nonprofit organizations on the Internet.

AmeriCom Long Distance Area Decoder http://decoder.americom.com/
Use this resource to find the area codes for cities around the world.

Associations on the Net http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/
Over 300 Internet sites with information on a variety of professional, trade, cultural associations and organizations.

Better Business Bureau http://www.bbb.org/

Consumer Price Index http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

Global) Books in Print http://www.globalbooksinprint.com/GlobalBooksInPrint/
Global Books in Print provides easy access to crucial information on the international book publishing industry. Includes book reviews from industry sources; links to NYU Libraries' catalog.

City/State Zip Code Finder http://www.usps.com/ncsc/

U.S. News and World Report's College Rankings for 2002
Graduate school rankings and more.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm

U.S. Postal Service ZIP+4 Lookup http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/lookup_zip%2b4.html
Use this site to find those 4 digit postal add-on codes.

Yellow Pages http://yp.yahoo.com/
Use this yahoo.com site to find business addresses and phone numbers around the country.

Education

After College http://www.thejobresource.com/

ERIC http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

South Carolina Department of Education http://www.sde.state.sc.us/

Encyclopedias

Ask Jeeves http://www.ask.com/
Not an encyclopedia, but a good source for general reference questions.

Columbia Encyclopedia http://www.bartleby.com/65/
The 6th edition of this general encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia.com http://www.encyclopedia.com/

Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com/

Environmental Health Resources

ChemIDplus http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology/Environmental Teratology Information Center (DART?/ETIC) Database http://www.scitechresources.gov/Results/show_result.php?rec=1435

Hazardous Substances Data Bank http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB

Haz-Map http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/

Household Products Database http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/search.htm

Integrated Risk Information System http://www.epa.gov/iris/

TOXMAP http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/

TOXNET http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

TOX TOWN http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/

Famous Historical Documents

InfoUSA: Basic Documents and Writings http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs.htm
INFORMATION USA is an authoritative resource for students seeking information about official U.S. policies, American society, culture, and political processes. Documents include:

The Mayflower Compact http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/mayflow.htm

The Declaration of Independence http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/deceng.htm

The Constitution of the United States http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/consteng.htm

The Bill of Rights http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/billeng.htm

The Federalist Papers (complete) http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/fed/federa00.htm

The Emancipation Proclamation http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/emanc.htm

Robert's Rules of Order http://www.constitution.org/rror/rror--00.htm
Parliamentary procedure manual governs most policy-making bodies. Full-text edition.

Speech and Transcript http://www.freepint.com/gary/speech.htm

Health & Medical

AIDSinfo http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/

Directory of Health Organizations Online (Dirline) http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/

Health & Wellness Resources Center

Health Finder http://www.healthfinder.gov/

MayoClinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/

MedicineNet http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp

MedlinePlus http://medlineplus.gov/

National Institute of Health http://www.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine Gateway http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/Cmd

Maps & Gazetteers

How Far Is It? http://www.indo.com/distance/
Uses University of Michigan Geographical Name Server to find the distance between two locations.

Mapquest http://www.mapquest.com/

National Atlas of the United States http://www.nationalatlas.gov/
Designed to promote a greater geographical awareness by providing map-like views of U.S. natural and socio-cultural landscapes.

U.S. Census Bureau's Gazetteer (Tiger) http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer
Search by name to retrieve demographic data and map, which displays user-selected parameters (highways, congressional districts, national parks, etc).

U.S. Census Bureau's Online Maps (Tiger) http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse
Provides road maps for U.S. cities. Search by name or specify longitude and latitude coordinates.

Math & Computer Science

CalculateMe.com http://www.calculateme.com/
Comprehensive Calculation and Conversion Utility

Music

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_page

Quotation Dictionaries

Bartlett's Book of Familiar Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/quotations/
The 1901 edition of Bartlett's providing familiar quotations from passages, phrases and proverbs. Also includes a list of authors' names and their quotes

Creative Quotations http://www.creativequotations.com/
Index includes collections of Thoreau, Gandhi, and King; sections on women, proverbs from 300 countries, poetry, and thematic quotes.

Quoteland http://www.quoteland.com/
Includes quotations by topic and author, search engines, and discussion groups.

Simpson's Contemporary Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/63/
More than 10,000 quotes from over 4000 sources with source, date and occasion provided for each quote.

Social Issues

Opposing Viewpoints
http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/start.do?prodId=OVRC&userGroupName=benedictcl

South Carolina Links

http://www.myscgov.com/

Statistics

American Factfinder http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet
A good source for U.S. population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

Fedstats http://www.fedstats.gov/
Statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies

Library of Congress Country Studies http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Includes demographic information, history, and statistics. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered.

STAT-USA* http://www.stat-usa.gov/
This one stop Internet source from the US Department of Commerce publishes the best statistical data the Federal government has to offer, listing over 300,000 reports and statistical series.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book http://www.census.gov/statab/www/smadb.html
A collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the U.S. at the state and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States (2001) http://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/01statab/stat-ab01.html
Based on census data; includes downloadable graphs and charts

*See Reference Librarian

Tax_Forms

Federal Government www.irs.gov/forms/pubs/index.html

State of South Carolina http://www.sctax.org/Tax+Information/Individual+Income+Tax/Forms.htm

Thesauri

Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus http://www.m-w.com/thesaurus.htm
Online searchable dictionary.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus http://www.bartleby.com/62/
This new version of Roget's contains 35,000 synonyms in a revised format.

Writing_Guides

A+ Research and Writing http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/linkciting.htm
Useful guide for writing research papers.

American Heritage Book of English Usage http://www.bartleby.com/64/
An authoritative guide to contemporary English usage and style.

A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities. http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~africa/citation.html
Derived from Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 5th ed.

Columbia Guide to Online Style http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos/idx_basic.html
Published by Columbia University Press, this resource is endorsed by the Alliance for Computers and Writing.

Electronic Reference Formats Recommended by the APA http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html

Guide for Citing Electronic Resources http://www.wpunj.edu/wpcpages/access_research/citing.htm
From the Sarah Byrd Askew Library at the William Paterson University of New Jersey.

The King's English http://www.bartleby.com/116/
This resource illustrates "by living examples, with the name of a reputable authority attached to each, all blunders that observations shows to be common".

Online! Citation Styles http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/citex.html
Covers MLA, APA, Chicago, CBE and others.

Plagiarism: Dr. Cite Right http://www1.cpcc.edu/library/research-tools/DrCiteRight

Strunk's Elements of Style http://www.bartleby.com/141/
A well known source providing the essential rules of English style