- This site is unlike any
other. A single search box allows you to search one or all of the top American
reference works. "Bartleby.com
will publish seminal works in every essential category of reference. Bartleby.com
combines these reference works into a searchable, unified database, making
the sum of these works greater than any individual part. Included among the
more notable works published by Bartleby.com are the following:
American Heritage® Dictionary
- Rogets II: The
- The American Heritage®
Book of English Usage
- Simpsons Contemporary
Bartletts Familiar Quotations
- The Columbia Encyclopedia,
- The complete Cambridge
History of English and American Literaturean encyclopedia in 18
- The most extensive Language,
Style & Composition section on the web including Strunks The
Elements of Style, The American Heritage®
Book of English Usage, H. W. Fowlers The Kings English,
H. L. Menckens The American Language and more.
- The complete text of
Emily Posts Etiquette, Fannie Farmers The Boston Cooking-School
Cook Book and Thomas Bulfinchs The Age of Fable.
- Transcripts from the
Inaugural Addresses of each American presidentthe only nongovernment
site on record to be linked to the White House for this purpose."
Maps, Atlases & Geopolitical Resources
- "Full color physical
and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the
world. The 'Countries A to Z' section, provides facts, figures and statistical
data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy &
more..for each individual country. The 'World Maps' section, provides full
color physical and political maps for regions of the world."
Studies - Library of Congress
- Studies of 91 countries
- "Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing
and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems
and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and
the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary
team of social scientists."
Information Centre, Walter Hitschfeld (McGill)
- An extensive collection
of links to online GIS Datasets, Electronic Reference &Ę Atlases, Statistics,
Canada Geography Files, and Census Data
Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- Search for place names
and retrieve records for places, including vernacular and historical names,
coordinates, place types and other relevant information. Search on the name
"Bagdad" and you will find 15 entries, one in Iraq of course, the
others all in the US
- Google Maps
- The most powerful street mapping service to date. If you ask for directions
Google will draw your route on the map. If you search for business types
in a zip code Google will place markers on the map for all it identifies
and lists them with address and phone number along the side. Drag the map
with your mouse and see what happens. Many areas have satellite images available
and you can choose street names overlay.
- A service provided by
the United Nations -- a "two-step database that allows you to view and
compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the
Country Domain Codes
- A list of all the two-letter
codes at the end of all Internet addresses that identify the country where
the host computer resides.
- Enter a city or even
a street address and get back a map of the surrounding area. Includes, USA,
Canada and World Maps
- Demographic reports --
put in an address to get back demographics within a 1-mile, 2-mile and 3-mile
radius, including Household Characteristics like mobility, and number of occupants,
and Education & Occupation Characteristics.
& Geography - Digital Librarian
- Margaret Vail Anderson
compiled this huge list of Web geographical resources. Be sure to also check
out her International
- Map Library, John R. Borchert
- The University of Minnesota
John R. Borchert Map Library pulls together maps from a variety of sources
-- see especially their huge collection of Online and Interactive Maps.
- National Geologic Map Database
- "Your Geoscience resource for maps and related data about:
geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry,
geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology."
Catalogue of Geological Data
- Worldwide geological
data including maps, well logs and seismic sections. Over 60,000 items in
the library database from Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University
of South Carolina.
- The FY 1999 US Global
Change Research Program - A Report by the Subcommittee on Global Change Research,
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the National Science and
Technology Council - a Supplement to the President's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget.
Library Map Collection
- Maps of the World and
historical maps from the University of Texas at Austin organized by region.
of Nations, The
scorecard of the social health of nations, records achievements in the form
of statistics that measure fulfilment of minimum human needs."
This is the 1997 edition. It is published yearly by UNICEF.
for Covering South Asia and the South Asian Diasporam - South Asian Journalists
- "Learn to
tell your Hindi from your Hindu and much, much more
The stylebook we've
assembled here is not so much a reference work as it is as a reminder--a reminder
to journalists that covering the disparate South Asian communities challenges
us to take our reporting and editing skills a step further. To transcend the
assumptions, stereotypes and generalizations that normally make our jobs easier;
to ask sharper questions; and to make our reports, written or broadcast, as
specific and accurate as possible." Updated weekly.
and Translators (Online)
- Compiled by Rivendell
International Communications, an exhaustive list of online dictionaries in
many languages as well as services that can translate entire pages of text
or even Web pages.
- Search 222 general and
specialized English dictionaries simultaneously and get a page of links to
the definition in each dictionary that contains the word.
Dictionaries and Glossaries
- Collected by EurekAlert!
by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
(was: A Web of Dictionaries)
- Now linked to more than
800 dictionaries in 150 different languages, also contains: Thesauri and Other
Vocabulary Aids, Language Identifiers and Guessers, An Index of Dictionary
Indices, A Web of On-line Grammars, A Web of Linguistic Fun
- The interface is kludgy
but a useful resource nonetheless. More than a dictionary -- "The Speed
" gives the speed of all kinds of communication technologies
and "How the Internet Works" explains many aspects of the Internet.
is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains
over 4700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary
creatures and monsters from all over the world.
- A compendium of reference
sources including atlases, glossaries, and many specialized encyclopedias.
- Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
- "The Encyclopedia of Law & Economics attempts to provide a survey of the whole law & economics literature… . Each entry contains two elements: a review of the literature, written by an authority in the field, followed a quasi complete bibliography… ."
Myths and Legends
- Encyclopedic in coverage
if not really an encyclopedia this site produced by Christopher B. Siren,
a PhD student in physics, is an excellent compendium of Web resources on myths
and legends of many cultures. A good place to go when you're teimpted to make
a mythical reference but you've forgotten who's in charge of what in the Greek
pantheon or having trouble sorting out the difference between griffins and
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic encyclopedia published
by the Center for the Study of Language and Information (John Perry, Director)
at Stanford University. A distinguished editorial board headed by Edward
N. Zalta and Eric Hammer and their selected authors have the ability to continuously
update the entries.
- The collective wisdom of the Internet. A great place to start but fact
should be checked carefully. In spite of some well publicized hoaxes a study
by Naturedetermined that the Wikipedia was more or less as accurate
as the Encyclopedia Britannica when it came to scientific topics.
Converters, Calculators and Fact Finders
- A searchable database
containing over 60,000 acronyms /abbreviations and their meanings.
Price Index Calculator
- Provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "The Consumer Price
Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a market
basket of goods and services."
- Use the conversion
tables here to convert just about anything to anything! Acceleration, area,
energy/work, power, length, mass, metrology, pressure, temperature, US fluid
or liquid, velocity, and volume/capacity equivalents
- Currency Converter
- From CNNMoney.com Convert between 19 different currencies.
- Convert past dollars
into present dollars with this special calculator provided by the Columbia
- A pretty good compendium
of reference sites by Bob Drudge. Dictionaries, Acronyms - Atomic Clock -
Calculator - Calendar - Classifieds - Comics - Crosswords - Daily Almanac
Bartlett's Quotations - Biography - Census - Document Center - Encyclopedia.com
- Information Please Funk&Wagnalls - OneLook Dicts. - Maps - People Search
- Ready Ref. - Roget's Thesaurus - Statistics Stock Quotes - Symbols - Travel
- Unit Converter - Webster's - World Fact Book - Yellow Pages - Zip2 Reference
Shelves on the Internet - Technology News - USA & World Newspapers
- How Much is That Worth Today?
- "Comparing the purchasing power of money in the United States (or colonies)
from 1665 to 2003."
codes for Countries (domains)
- Look up the country
of origin for e-mail and Web addresses
- Martindale's Calculators Online
- It ain't pretty but it sure is full of calculators. Calculate a ceramic glaze, a knitting pattern, a statistical confidence level, or the acidity of hydrogen ion concentration in water or the finance charges on a loan. Calculate more than you ever thought calculable.
- NewsEngin (choose "Free Tools")
- Provides two free utilities
for journalists and researchers -- a Cost
of Living Calculator which can tell you how much $6,000 in 1968 dollars
would buy in 1998 or other year of your choice. The major plus in this calculator
is that you can choose from a list of different areas of the country and see
different results. The
Percent Change Calculator allows you to plug in two different numbers
to find the percent of change.
- If it is 8 a.m. in Iowa
City, what time is it in Sydney, Paris and Tokyo?
and Writing Guides
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