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  • A Web of On-line Dictionaries A tremendous directory of dictionaries, covering over 200 languages, specialty subjects, thesauri, language translators, international grammar resources, linguistics, word games, much more
  • Acronym Finder Searchable database of common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military
  • AltaVista > Translate Translates text or whole web pages to and from popular languages
  • Dictionaries & Thesauri Great selection of general and specialized reference works
  • A set of references including several dictionaries, Roget's Thesaurus, Strunk's Elements of Style, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and computer terms
  • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, thesaurus, word of the day, word games
  • New Words in English -- Neologisms Definitions of slang and other new words, with daily feature
  • OneLook Dictionaries Search a definition in over 300 dictionaries simultaneously
  • Searchable Roget's Thesaurus of alternative words for the writer
  • WordCentral.Com Daily buzzword, archive, student dictionary, spelling bee quiz, rhyming dictionary, verse composer, build your own dictionary, more


Encycolpedias and Almanacs

  • : Reference Index Country data, people, congress, medical info, AIDS, National Parks
  • Over 6,000 potentially trivial facts, categorized and searchable
  • Ask any question, receive answer in email
  • The Old Farmers Almanac - weather, gardening, cooking, wisdom
  • Ask Jeeves! Answers popular questions on computing, shopping, entertainment, health, money, travel, family, more
  • The complete Encyclopædia Britannica, plus news & features, other reference sites, website picks, products
  • Searchable directory of over 15,000 step by step how-to guides, customized newsletter, archives, buyer's guides & store
  • Electric Library Personal Edition Paid service with a free trial that answers your query by searching magazines, newspapers, transcripts, books, maps, & pictures, with email delivery & online expert Q&A
  • Encarta Online encyclopedia from Microsoft
  • Over 17,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third Edition
  • EncycloZine Online encyclopedia for arts, humanities, science, & technology, with galleries, games, puzzles, & quizzes
  • Eric Weisstein's Treasure Troves of Science Encyclopedias of math, science, and music
  • Free advice from over 14,000 experts on everything from arts to travel, with featured experts & questions
  • How Stuff Works A great resource for understanding mechanics, technology, cars, electronics, computers, the Internet, home improvement, nature, much more
  • Information Please Searchable almanac, encyclopedia, and dictionary
  • Free online courses on most any subject, featured courses, chat & discussion, write a course & earn money
  • Useful information on a variety of subjects
  • Library of Congress American history, Congressional Record, exhibitions, library services, research tools
  • Martindale's Reference Desk: Calculators On-Line Center Links to over 10,790 online calculators for every imaginable subject and task
  • Northern Light Publication & industry searches, news, stocks
  • Official U.S. Time The standard U.S. reference for setting your computer, VCR, & clocks, plus educational exhibits about timekeeping, clock mechanisms, & daylight saving time
  • Online Conversion Converts measurements of just about anything to anything else
  • An awesome reference portal, it's all here - news, almanacs, encyclopedias, help & advice, search & lookup tools, fun sites, much more
  • Research-It! A great collection of lookup tools - dictionary & language, biographies, quotes, geography & maps, telephone, facts, financial, shipping, Internet newsgroups
  • Smithsonian Institution Encyclopedia and museum guide
  • Today-in-History Events, birthdates, deaths, Missing In Action, holidays, religious observances & history, thought for the day
  • World Book Free features from the World Book Online, trial offer, & product info
  • WorldFactbook2000 Almanac of country data provided by the CIA


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  • Subscription service providing area & country codes, international directories, white & yellow pages, reverse lookups, toll-free numbers, maps, directions, more
  • AllBusiness - Business Directory Searchable directory of businesses
  • AnyWho Search people, businesses, reverse telephone lookup, 800 #'s, Web search
  • BigBook Business Yellow Pages search
  • BizWiki UK User compiled consumer resource featuring reviews and ratings of UK businesses, organisations, charities and clubs.
  • GTE SuperPages Yellow Pages, shopping, consumer guide, searches, city guides, maps, classified ads, Internet access
  • Locate people, research businesses, check backgrounds, more
  • Paid service that guarantees results, or you don't pay
  • Switchboard Directory of people, businesses, websites
  • Telephone Directories on the Web International index of online phone books, with Yellow Pages, White Pages, email addresses, fax listings from over 170 countries
  • Find UK businesses in both cities and rural towns by following the links or using the search tool
  • U.S. Locator Paid service locates by name, phone, residency, birth date, social security number, reunions, more
  • Ultimate Directory Online phone book of UK businesses, organisations and charities.
  • US A fee service with people search, background checks, court records
  • US Paid service for locating people & personal info
  • WhoWhere? Find people, free email, home pages, directory listings, more
  • Yahoo! People Search Telephone & email searches, Yellow Pages
  • Business searches, city guides, directions, maps
  • ZipFind Find Zip Codes by city, radius, or calculate distance between Zips
  • ZipInfo Find geographic, government, and telephone information for a zip code

Online Books


  • Poetry Books Great selection of poetry, all genres, recommended reading, new releases, author interviews & bios
  • Favorite Poem Project: The Poems Classic poetry selections, some with audio
  • Giggle Poetry A site for kids with fun poetry games, contests, writing tips, poet interviews, school poems, poem of the week
  • Poetry Daily A different poet featured each day, with an archive of hundreds of poems
  • Poetry contests, winners archive, 100 greatest poems, love poems, audio files, greeting cards, resources & links
  • Poetry Audio MP3 & RealAudio poetry read to you by some of the great poets & voices of our time