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American FactFinder your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data

American Rhetoric contains an online speech bank with a database and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.

American Sign Language Browser has QuickTime videos of an adult signing words from an alphabetized list developed by the Communication Technology Laboratory at Michigan State University

Anagram Generator

Archives Finder is a current directory which describes over 206,200 collections of primary source material housed in thousands of repositories across the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Awesome Library - over 37,000 reviewed sources including top 5% in education

Bartleby Quotations

CIA World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

e-Encyclopedia powered by Dorling Kindersley and Google

Encyclopedia of Psychology

FedStats provides statistics from over 100 federal agencies

FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence) includes sites that have been selected by the Federal government to have available resources for educators and students. Includes all agencies and departments.

Google Scholar - find scholarly, peer-reviewed subject-specific results

Governments on the WWW Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-governmental institutions etc.

Historical Census Browser census data from 1790 to 1960

Historical Information Resources collection of 112 links covering timelines, countries, eras, biographies, etc.

How Far Is It? Gives distance (as the crow flies) for primarily cities in the US, plus their latitude and longitude

Infomine scholarly Internet resource collections

Information Please Almanac

Martindale's the Reference Desk includes languages, science, agriculture, business, management & economics; mathematics; archaeology/paleontology; computer engineering, architecture, science, language and programming; copyright, patents & trademarks; 23,785 online calculators; and MORE!

Math Reference Tables

Medline brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations

Merriam-Webster Online includes dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and a visual dictionary

Newseum compare news reporting on U.S. front pages

Newspaper Index newspapers and front pages from around the world

The Quotations Page


RefDesk includes national/international current news - updated every 30 seconds, links for major search engines, news- national, international, business, and sports; news photos, today's pictures (25 different sites), daily diversions, Mapquest, current Dow Jones averages, popular columnists, facts at a glance, reference tools, calendars, dictionaries, encyclopedias, find tools for ancestors to vital records, plus MORE! searches over 60 databases and 2,200 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results

Smithsonian Institution home to sixteen museums and galleries and the National Zoo plus numerous research facilities for all things federal

World Time Server current time around the world

Zip Code Lookup and Address Information from the US Post Office

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Last Updated Tuesday, February 18, 2014