Quick Reference & Research

  1. AFI 100 Greatest Movies
  2. Airlines Toll-free
  3. BabyNamer.com – “Babynamer has a world of information on more than 23,000 names to help you choose just the right one for your child.”
  4. AMTRAK Hompage
  5. American Medical Association: Doctor Finder
  6. American School Directory – database of Web pages for each of the 106,000 K-12 schools in the U.S.
  7. American Universities
  8. Ancestry.com – “Search over 52 million names; look up by name the birth and death dates and Social Security numbers of the deceased.”
  9. Annals of Improbable Research
  10. AT&T AnyWho Toll-Free Directory – comprehensive listing of 800 and 888 phone numbers.
  11. Anyday – Find out birthdays, death dates, and special events that happened any day of the year.
  12. Archives.com – “Trace your genealogy and family tree to learn more about your family’s history.”
  13. Area Code / Country Code Look-up
  14. Ask.com – site allows you to enter plain English questions, to which Jeeves serves up suggested web pages.
  15. ATM Locator
  16. Atlapedia Online
  17. Atomic Clock – U.S. Naval Observatory
  18. Bank Rate Monitor
  19. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations – passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their sources.
  20. Best Doctors – worldwide healthcare services
  21. Better Homes & Gardens Home Improvement Encyclopedia
  22. Biographical Dictionary – “The Biographical Dictionary contains information on 33,000 notable people from ancient times to the present day. The Dictionary is searchable by names, keywords, and dates.”
  23. Big Fare Cut Index
  24. Biography.com – “Read biographies, play games, watch interviews and video clips at Biography.com. Check out our Born On This Day, Deathiversary, and Black History sections. Visit The Biography Channel for great TV shows like BIOGRAPHY, Notorious, I Survived…, and more.”
  25. BookWire – the first place to look for book information
  26. Books On-line – “Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web.”
  27. Browser Watch – “Web browser news for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Apple’s Safari web browsers.”
  28. Calendar: Perpetual
  29. CDC Travel Information – Health-related travel advisories, vaccine recommendations, and much more.
  30. Census Bureau Quick Facts
  31. CIA World Factbook – current data on every country in the world.
  32. ClassMates – Search for people you went to high school with. Add yourself to the database–if you want to be found.
  33. Company Profiles – information on over 45,000 leading public and private companies in the U.S.
  34. Complete Home Medical Guide – 3rd Edition, 1995
  35. Constitutions, Statutes & Codes (including the full US Code)
  36. Consulates and Embassies – Yahoo
  37. Consumer Price Index
  38. Consumer Reports Online
  39. Contacting the Congress – comprehensive contact information for members and committees of the U.S. Congress.
  40. Conversion Online – Excellent site to convert anything to anything.
  41. Convert-me.com – interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman. U.S. to metric conversion is now easy and fast!
  42. Country Studies/Area Handbook – Library of Congress – online series presently contains studies of 85 countries
  43. Countries of the World – Yahoo
  44. Currency Converter – view any exchange rates among the 164 currencies for any day since 1 January 1990 through today. The currency converter is updated daily at 8:00 p.m. EST
  45. Currency Exchange Rates
  46. Date and Time Gateway
  47. Driving Directions: Mapquest
  48. Earth Calendar – The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world.
  49. Earthquake Information from the USGS – daily and weekly quake reports, geophysical information on earthquakes, and other background information.
  50. EconData – comprehensive resource for U.S. socioeconomic data on the net
  51. EDGAR Database of Corporate Information – EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering Analysis And Retrieval) is a service of the United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
  52. Elements of Style – William Strunk’s classic on proper English usage
  53. Ethnologue – Languages of the World
  54. Facts Encyclopedia: Refdesk – 7,500+ Sites – 73 Subjects
  55. FedEx Shipping & Logistics – FedEx.com is your single source fo time-sensitive, time-definite and day-definite package, envelope and freight transportation services both domestic and international.
  56. FedNet
  57. Fedstats: One Stop Shopping Federal Statistics – statistics and information from more than 70 federal agencies.
  58. FindLaw – Excellent one-stop source for legal information
  59. Flags of all Countries
  60. Flags of the World
  61. Fodors – ‘Your smart choice for travel.”
  62. Free Internet Encyclopedia
  63. Frequently Occurring Names in America – from the Census Bureau
  64. Fundamental Physical Constants
  65. Games: Yahoo – “Free online and downloadable games! Play arcade games, board games, card games, puzzle games and other free games at Yahoo! Games.”
  66. Geologic Time
  67. Geostationary Satellite Server – Real-time satellite images provide a view from above.
  68. Grant Writing Guides – “Need grant funds? This site offers a 10-Point Grant Writing Guide designed to help you win grant funds for your organization.”
  69. Guide to Airport Rental Cars
  70. Harper’s Index – statistics that may surprise you.
  71. Healthfinder – “Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.”
  72. Homework Helper: Refdesk – Homework help for K through college
  73. Hoover’s Online – information on more than 10,000 of the largest public and private companies in the US and around the world.
  74. How Far Is It?
  75. Human Anatomy Online – over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links.
  76. Images – Yahoo!
  77. Information Please – from the print reference database, offering millions of useful and interesting facts on a wide range of topics online. Also includes a dictionary and encyclopedia.
  78. International Data Base – is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for all countries of the world.
  79. International Directories – International inquiry names, addresses, telephones and faxes.
  80. International Marine Signal Flags – reference site that explains the signal flags and the semiphore flag waving system
  81. International Telephone Directories – Find anyone anywhere in the world. All the white and yellow pages telephone directories available on the web.
  82. International White and Yellow Pages – a collection of phone directories from around the world.
  83. Internet 800 Directory – – free listing of toll-free numbers. Companies are listed by category, company name, state, and 800 number.
  84. Internet Movie Database
  85. Internet Public Library
  86. iTools! – Internet Tools
  87. Jane’s Information Group – weaponry catalogues
  88. Kelley Blue Book – new and used car pricing
  89. Largest Known Primes
  90. LegalDocs – Do your own legal papers – an extensive, classified guide to Internet resources from this California library
  91. Library of Congress Home Page
  92. Martindale’s Reference Desk
  93. MapQuest!
  94. Mayo Clinic – “More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.”
  95. MedicineNet
  96. Mensa Home Page, The
  97. Merck Manual
  98. MetaCrawler
  99. netLibrary – “The World’s Largest Collection of Electronic Books”
  100. New York Times Books – includes the complete Sunday Book Review, daily book related news and reviews, a searchable archive of over 50,000 New York Times Book Reviews, and more.
  101. Nobel Prizes – Comprehensive historical list of winners in all categories.
  102. Occupational Outlook Handbook – reference tool used to research job information and trends
  103. Old Farmer’s Almanac
  104. Online Calculator
  105. Medical Dictionary: MedlinePlus
  106. OneLook Dictionaries – 13,587,880 words in 1024 dictionaries indexed.
  107. Passport Services – U.S. State Department.
  108. Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
  109. Periodic Table – WebElements
  110. Perseus Project, The – “Detailed searchable library of texts, translations, art and archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome.”
  111. Peterson’s Guide to Colleges – information on undergraduate and graduate education in the US
  112. PollingReport.com
  113. PriceScan
  114. Price Watch – Street Price Search Engine.
  115. Project Gutenberg – “Project Gutenberg offers over 33,000 free ebooks to download.”
  116. PubMed – “Provides free access to Medline.”
  117. Pulitzer Prize Web Site
  118. Purdue Univ. Online Writing Lab – over 100 handouts available on all aspects of writing correctly
  119. Reference Shelfs on the Net: Refdesk
  120. Reverse Lookup – “AnyWho is a free directory service with residential, business, and government white and yellow page listings.” http://www.constitution.org/rror/rror–00.htm
  121. Roget’s Internet Thesaurus – Find words relating in six main classes.
  122. Rulers – Large listing of heads of state.
  123. RxList -“Medications and prescription drug information for consumers and medical health professionals. The most popular drugs and their side effects, interactions, and use.”
  124. Search Engines: Refdesk – 260 search engines in 19 categories
  125. Search Systems – “Free Public Records Directory at SearchSystems.net. The Internet;s largest directory of free public records databases. Search for criminal records, judgments, tax liens, bankruptcies, find people, reverse phone, background checks, search, licenses”
  126. Semaphore Flag Signalling System
  127. Shakespeare – The Complete Works
  128. Smoking Gun, The – “The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents–cool, confidential, quirky–that can’t be found elsewhere on the Web. Using material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, we guarantee everything here is 100% authentic.”
  129. Social Security Death Master File (fee-based)
  130. State and Local Government on the Net – guide to government sponsored sites.
  131. Statistical Abstract of the United States – one-stop source for statistical information about the U.S.
  132. Sunrise/Sunset Computation – Type in a city name and find out times for sunrise, sunset, and more
  133. SwitchBoard – “Find any person or business listed in the phone book.”
  134. Ticketmaster
  135. Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
  136. Today in History: New York Times
  137. Tucows – “The original software download site, Tucows hosts more than 40,000 virus and spyware free software titles.”
  138. Ultimate E-mail Directory, The
  139. Ultimate White Pages, The
  140. Ultimate Yellow Pages, The
  141. United Parcel Service – Track any UPS bar coded package – any time, any where in the world.
  142. Unit Conversions
  143. USGenWeb Project, The – genealogy information for each county in the United States. Organized by state.
  144. U.S. National Debt Clock
  145. U.S. Population Clock
  146. U.S. Postal Service – “Fully featured online version of your local post office.”
  147. U.S. Postal Service Address Quality and Zip Code Lookup
  148. Virtual Body, The
  149. Visible Human Project – creating a complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body.
  150. WWW Virtual Library – extentive library on hundreds of subjects
  151. Webster’s Dictionary – the on-line version of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition
  152. webreference.com
  153. Weights & Measures
  154. WhatIs – “An a-z database of all things computers.”
  155. White House, The
  156. WhitePages.com – a global directory and index of e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
  157. Who Represents You in Congress? – Project Vote Smart
  158. WhoWhere – find email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses, etc.
  159. Why Files: Science behind the news
  160. World Clock – Current local times around the world
  161. World’s Most Wanted Criminals
  162. WorldPages – more than 112 million integrated white and yellow page listings
  163. World Population Clock
  164. World Resources Institute
  165. Worldwide Yellow Pages
  166. World Time Zones
  167. Yahoo’s Index of Reference Tools
  168. Yellow Pages
  169. Zip2 – search for over 16 million businesses
  170. ZIP Code Lookup – USA


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