READY REFERENCE TOOLS
(Links to familiar information tools, as well as web sites, maps, weather, and telephone listings)
- Research It!
One-stop reference page
- OneLook Dictionaries, The Faster Finder
- Web of Online Dictionaries
- Webster’s Dictionary from Merriam-Webster
- Webster’s Dictionary, 1913 Edition, Revised and Unabridged
from the ARTFL Project
- Acronym Lookup
- Bill Casselman’s Latin Dictionary
A brief but useful dictionary
- Latin (And A Few Greek) Phrases Defined
- Other Languages
German, Greek, Latin, Spanish– from Dictionary.com
- Latin-English Dictionary
- Britannica Online
Need subscribe for full access, but provides FREE one-week (30-day?) trial membership
- Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Not really an encyclopedia in the classic sense, it uses Smithsonian exhibitions to illuminate different facets of its topics
- The Online Books Page
Find the full electronic texts of thousands of books. Includes links to other e-text repositories, including Project Bartleby and the Internet Public Library.
- Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Archived mostly for historical reasons.
- The Elements of Style
For improving your writing style.
50 States and Capitals
Information for all fifty states and seven territories, including state flags (picture and description), state symbols, political and geographical information, and a direct link to the state’s official web page.
Find data on many cities in the U.S., including census information, maps, weather, photos, and more. Find similar information on e-podunk.com, with ranked lists of standard and unique statistics.
Links to official state and city web pages in the U.S. and several European countries.
Compare over 3,000 U.S. cities in housing, costs of living, crime, education, economy, health and climate. Choose any two cities and see them displayed side-by-side.
Electronic database of individual state agencies
Directory of state and local government web sites
Information, news and resoruces on states
Locate a city, township or county by name or zip code. Brief data includes 2000 & 1990 population, as well as an interactive map of the area.
Reference Desks and Other Meta-Indices
- My Virtual Reference Desk
Dictionaries and Language Resources
Encyclopedic in breadth