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General Reference
Almanacs | Encyclopedias | Associations | Census Data & Demographics | Calculator & Currency Converters | Calendars & Current Time | Dictionaries/Language Translators | Geography & History | Names | Postal | Quotations


General Reference

My Virtual Reference Desk
www.refdesk.com/facts.html
Bartleby.com: Standard Reference Sources
www.bartleby.com/reference
Fact Check (Annenberg Political Fact Check)
www.factcheck.org
Federal Stats
www.fedstats.gov
The Librarians' Index to the Internet
www.lii.org
Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org/ref
Infography.com
www.infography.com
Refdesk.com
www.refdesk.com

Almanacs

Chinese Farmer’s Almanac
chinesefortunecalendar.com/almanac.htm
Farmers Almanac
www.farmersalmanac.com
Information Please
www.infoplease.com
Natural Disasters from Fact Monster
www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0775896.html
Old Farmer's Almanac
www.almanac.com
Those Were the Days
440.com/twtd/today.html
U.S. Naval Observatory Almanac
aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html

Encyclopedias

Answers.com
www.answers.com
Britannica.com
www.britannica.com
Encyclopedia.com
www.encyclopedia.com
Encyclopaedia Mythica
www.pantheon.org
Mythology, folklore, and religion
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/default.htm
Encyclopedia Titanica
www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/
TechEncyclopedia
www.techweb.com/encyclopedia
Information technology terms

Associations/Organizations

Associations on the Net
www.ipl.org/div/aon
National PTA
www.pta.org
National 4-H Web
www.4-h.org

Census Data and Demographics

American FactFinder: Census Info
http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Population Reference Bureau
www.prb.org
Public Library Geographic Database
www.geolib.org/plgdb.cfm
U.S. Gazetteer: Census Data
www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer

Calculators & Currency Converters

CalculateMe.com
www.calculateme.com
Online Conversion
www.onlineconversion.com
IFigure
www.ifigure.com
OANDA Currency Converter
www.oanda.com/converter/classic
Universal Currency Converter
www.xe.net/currency

Calendars & Current Time

American Secular Holidays Calendar
www.smart.net/~mmontes/ushols.html
Calendar Zone
www.calendarzone.com
Current Time
tycho.usno.navy.mil/what.html
Holidays on the Net
www.holidays.net
Official U.S. Time
www.time.gov
World Time Server
www.worldtimeserver.com

Dictionaries/Language Translators

Acronym Finder: acronyms, abbreviations and definitions
www.acronymfinder.com
Acronyms
acronyms.thefreedictionary.com
From the Free Dictionary
American Heritage Dictonary of the English Language
www.bartleby.com/61
Answers.com
www.answers.com
Dictionary of Military Terms
www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/new_pubs/jp1_02.pdf
Published by the Department of Defense. PDF Document.
Dictionary of Spanish
spanishdict.com
Google Translate
http://translate.google.com/
Languages, BBC
www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary
www.xuezhongwen.net
WordNet
wordnet.princeton.edu/
Wordorigins.org
www.wordorigins.org
WordReference.com
www.wordreference.com
Free online translation dictionaries.
YourDictionary.com: English and Foreign Language
www.yourdictionary.com

Geography & History

50 States and Capitals
www.50states.com
Rulers
www.rulers.org
World Factbook
www.bartleby.com/151
World Flags Database
www.flags.net

Names

Baby Names Garden
www.BabyNamesGarden.com
One of the Internet's leading baby names resources, providing a wealth of information about names and their etymology for visitors.
BabyNames
www.babynames.com
BabyNamesWorld.com
www.babynamesworld.com
BehindTheName.com
www.behindthename.com

Postal

PackTrack: Track Your Packages
www.packtrack.com
U.S. Zipcode Lookups
https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action
U.S. Postal Rate
http://postcalc.usps.com/

Quotations

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
www.bartleby.com/100/
(Includes 10 other searchable sources)
Quotation Center
www.cybernation.com/victory/quotations/subjects/quotes_subjects_a_to_b.html
QuotationLibrary.com
quotationlibrary.com
Think-Exist
en.thinkexist.com
Useful Information: Famous Quotes
www.useful-information.info/index.html
Islamic Quotations of Weeks Past
www.jannah.org/articles/oldquotes.html
Memorable Quotations: Jewish Writers
www.memorablequotations.com/Jewish.htm
African-American quotations
www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmquotes1.html
Wedding Toasts
quotations.about.com/cs/weddingtoasts/index.htm